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Rapid Review Pharmacology

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Get the most from your study time, and experience a realistic USMLE simulation with Rapid Review Pharmacology, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Thomas Pazdernik and Laszlo Kerecsen. This new edition in the highly rated Rapid Review Series is formatted as a bulleted outline with photographs, tables, and figures that address all the pharmacology information you need to know for the USMLE. And with Student Consult functionality, you can become familiar with the look and feel of the actual exam by taking a timed online test that includes more than 450 USMLE-style practice questions.


Medical Students preparing for USMLE Step 1 and 2 and residents preparing for Step 3

Paperback, 360 Pages

Published: August 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06812-3


  • SECTION I: Principles of Pharmacology

    Chapter 1 Pharmacokinetics

    Chapter 2 Pharmacodynamics

    SECTION II: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System and the Neuromuscular Junction

    Chapter 3 Introduction to Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology

    Chapter 4 Cholinergic Drugs

    Chapter 5 Adrenergic Drugs

    Chapter 6 Muscle Relaxants

    SECTION III: Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System

    Chapter 7 CNS Introduction, and Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs

    Chapter 8 Anesthetics

    Chapter 9 Anticonvulsant Drugs

    Chapter 10 Psychotherapeutic Drugs

    Chapter 11 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

    SECTION IV: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular, Renal, and Hematologic Systems

    Chapter 12 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

    Chapter 13 Antihypertensive Drugs

    Chapter 14 Other Cardiovascular Drugs

    Chapter 15 Diuretics

    Chapter 16 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Coagulation Disorders

    Chapter 17 Hematopoietic Drugs

    SECTION V: Analgesics

    Chapter 18 Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Other Nonopioid Analgesic-Antipyretic Drugs

    Chapter 19 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists

    SECTION VI: Drugs That Affect the Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems and are Used to Treat Rheumatic Disorders and Gout

    Chapter 20 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allergies

    Chapter 21 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Chapter 22 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Rheumatic Disorders and Gout

    SECTION VII: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

    Chapter 23 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

    Chapter 24 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Errors of Glucose Metabolism

    Chapter 25 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Bone and Calcium Disorders

    Chapter 26 Drugs Used in Reproductive Endocrinology

    SECTION VIII: Anti-infective Drugs

    Chapter 27 Antimicrobial Drugs

    Chapter 28 Other Anti-infective Drugs

    SECTION IX: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer

    Chapter 29 Chemotherapeutic Drugs

    SECTION X: Toxicology

    Chapter 30 Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse

    Common Laboratory Values


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