Basic Pharmacology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780407004160, 9781483142098

Basic Pharmacology

2nd Edition

Editors: R W Foster
eBook ISBN: 9781483142098
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th September 1986
Page Count: 408
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Basic Pharmacology, Second Edition, similar to the first edition, talks about the relationship between the human body and therapeutic drugs. A large part of this book discusses the nervous system and the way certain drugs operate and affect it. The first part of this book covers the importance of having a firm understanding of the organ system, especially the nervous system. Understanding the systems is the initial step in learning how a drug affects the body, both internally and externally. This book also clarifies that a drug's impact occurs when it comes in contact with a chemical component of the body (enzymes, hormones, membranes, etc.). The next sections of this book discuss miscellaneous topics of the human anatomy, such as the brain, eyes, lungs, and various muscles. This edition also explains how a drug acts on each of those body parts. This book serves as a great reference to students affiliated in the anatomy, biology, pharmacy, and related fields.

Table of Contents

1 Drug Action on Peripheral Excitable Tissues-Drugs Related to the Neurotransmitters Acetylcholine and Noradrenaline Anatomy and Physiology of the (Efferent) Peripheral Nervous System and Its Effectors The Effector Cells Innervated by Postganglionic Autonomic Neurones: Important Effects Caused by Nervous Activity The Pharmacology of Cholinergic Axons and Their Terminals The Pharmacology of the Cholinoceptors of Skeletal Muscle The Pharmacology of the Cholinoceptors of Ganglia The Pharmacology of the Cholinoceptors of Smooth Muscle, Cardiac Muscle and Exocrine Glands Cholinesterases and Their Inhibitors The Pharmacology of Noradrenergic Neuroeffector Transmission The Adrenal Medulla 2 Drug Action on Peripheral Tissues-Drugs Unrelated to Neurotransmitters or Hormones Local Anesthesia Cardiac Antidysrhythmic Drugs Cardiac Glycosides Calcium Channel Blockers Methylxanthines Nitrates Diuretics Anticoagulant, Antithrombotic and Fibrinolytic Compounds 3 Endocrine Pharmacology Hypothalamo-Pituitary Axis Gonadotrophins Oestrogens, Progestogens and Androgens The Thyroid Gland and Drugs Used in Thyroid Abnormalities The Adrenal Cortex and the Corticosteroids Insulin and Glucagon Posterior Pituitary Hormones Angiotensin Local Hormones The Pharmacology of Inflammation 4 Drug Action on the Central Nervous System Chemical Transmission in the CNS Some Disorders of Movement Classification of Mental Disorders Antidepressants Antipsychotic Drugs Vomiting, Emetics and Antiemetics Opioid Analgesics and Their Antagonists Stimulants and Hallucinogens Antipyretic Analgesics The State of Consciousness and the Nonspecific Depressants 5 Antiparasitic Chemotherapy Biochemical Selectivity Distributional Selectivity Chemotherapy of Metazoal Infestations


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