Designed to help you learn and retain key information in pharmacology, this foundational text takes you from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice. Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology, 5th Edition, focuses on the essential principles you need to know, in a concise yet comprehensive manner that’s easy to understand. Highly illustrated and formatted for quick reference, it’s your go-to text for the must-know aspects of pharmacology you’ll need for clinical problem solving and decision making.
- Teaches the fundamental aspects of pharmacology using full-color illustrations, detailed explanations, and a consistent format to present classification of drugs for each system/disease.
- Features useful tables, drug classifications boxes, case studies, and self-assessments in each chapter to help you review and prepare for course exams and Step 1.
- Student Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and animations, designed to produce a more rounded learning experience. You’ll also find an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style questions, and more.
Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology
Section I: Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
Chapter 2 Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 3 Pharmacodynamics
Chapter 4 Drug Development and Safety
Chapter 5 Toxicology and the Treatment of Poisoning
Section II: Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology
Chapter 6 Peripheral Neuropharmacology and Acetylcholine Agonists
Chapter 7 Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists
Chapter 8 Sympathetic Neurotransmission and Adrenoceptor Agonists
Chapter 9 Adrenoceptor Antagonists
Section III: Cardiovascular, Renal, and Hematologic Pharmacology
Chapter 10 Antihypertensive Drugs
Chapter 11 Antianginal Drugs
Chapter 12 Drugs for Heart Failure
Chapter 13 Diuretics
Chapter 14 Drugs for Cardiac Dysrhythmia
Chapter 15 Drugs for Hyperlipidemia
Chapter 16 Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Drugs
Chapter 17 Hematopoietic Drugs
Section IV: Central Nervous System Pharmacology
Chapter 18 Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology
Chapter 19 Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs
Chapter 20 Antiepileptic Drugs
Chapter 21 Local and General Anesthetics
Chapter 22 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Chapter 23 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
Chapter 24 Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chapter 25 Drugs of Abuse
Section V: Pharmacology of Respiratory and Other Systems
Chapter 26 Autacoid Drugs
Chapter 27 Respiratory Pharmacology
Chapter 28 Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Chapter 29 Drugs for Headache Disorders
Chapter 30 Drugs for Pain, Inflammation, and Arthritic Disorders
Section VI: Endocrine Pharmacology
Chapter 31 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs
Chapter 32 Thyroid Drugs
Chapter 33 Adrenal Steroids and Related Drugs
Chapter 34 Drugs Affecting Fertility and Reproduction
Chapter 35 Drugs for Diabetes
Chapter 36 Drugs Affecting Calcium and Bone
Section VII: Chemotherapy
Chapter 37 Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Chapter 38 Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
Chapter 39 Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis
Chapter 40 Quinolones, Antifolate Drugs, and Other Antimicrobial Agents
Chapter 41 Antimycobacterial Drugs
Chapter 42 Antifungal Drugs
Chapter 43 Antiviral Drugs
Chapter 44 Antiparasitic Drugs
Chapter 45 Antineoplastic and Immunomodulating Drugs
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Craig W. Stevens, Ph.D. is a professor of Pharmacology at Oklahoma State University and is co-author of Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology, a popular pharmacology textbook now in its 5th Edition. He also wrote and edited two books on G-protein coupled receptors entitled Methods for the Discovery and Characterization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (Springer Protocols, 2011) and G Protein-Coupled Receptor Genetics: Research and Methods in the Post-Genomic Era (Springer Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2014). He has just finished working on a new book for the Science and Technology Pharmacology list called The Drug Expert: A Practical Guide to the Impact of Drug Use in Legal Proceedings which is a guide for pharmacologists aiming to be successful as drug litigation consultants and a helpful book for the lawyers that hire them. Dr. Stevens maintains a second career as an expert witness in Pharmacology (Drug Expert) and has consulted for lawyers on over 80 cases in both criminal and civil proceedings.
Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK
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