An Introduction to Mechanisms in Pharmacology and Therapeutics aims to provide some extra information and background reading on modes of action of drugs, but it is not meant to replace existing pharmacology textbooks. It also attempts to show the connection between cell biology and the practice of clinical medicine.
This book is organized into 13 chapters that discuss drug-receptor interactions and the influence of drugs on the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, and alimentary systems. They also explain the concepts of pharmacogenetics, intracellular control mechanisms, chemotherapy, and the different types of drugs.
This book will be of interest to preclinical and clinical medical students and those preparing for Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and others interested in understanding how drugs work.
1. The Cell and Drugs
2. Drug-Receptor Interactions
3. Cell Membranes
4. Drugs and Intracellular Control Mechanisms
5. The Fate of Drugs in the Body
7. The Nervous System
8. Anti- Inflammatory Analgesics; Gout; Antihistamines; Immunosuppressive Drugs
9. The Circulatory System
10. The Respiratory System
11. The Diuretic Drugs
12. The Alimentary System
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1976
- 1st January 1976
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Emeritus Professor of Applied Pharmacology, Guy's Campus, United Medical & Dental Schools, London, UK