Brody's Human Pharmacology

5th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access


  • Lynn Crespo
  • Lynn Wecker
  • George Dunaway
  • Carl Faingold
  • Stephanie Watts
  • Key Features

    • Includes online access to Student Consult where you’ll find USMLE-style questions, animations showing the actions of various important toxins, and much more.
    • Focuses on the essential aspects of pharmacology for a solid foundation of knowledge in the subject.
    • Includes more than 480 full-color illustrations that explain key pharmacologic processes.
    • Provides between 4 and 6 USMLE-style self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter—with answers and full explanations in the appendix—that help you prepare for exams and master the material.
    • Uses a templated format that promotes more effective and efficient learning.
    • Presents color-coded boxes in each chapter that emphasize key points.
    • Features a clinical emphasis throughout on both the basic science of pharmacology and its clinical relevance.
    • Includes new Gold Standard content on Student Consult with 200 Professional Drug Monographs for additional information on generic and brand names, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, indications and dosage, drug interactions, patient education and much more!

    Table of Contents

    Part I: General Principles, Lynn Wecker

    1 Pharmacodynamics: Receptors and Concentration-Response Relationships

    2 Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination

    3 Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Issues in Therapeutics

    4 Drug Development, Regulation and Prescription Writing

    5 Gene Therapy and Emerging Molecular Therapies

    6 Antibodies and Biological Products

    7 Herbals and Natural Products

    8 Principles of Toxicology

    Part II: Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System, Skeletal and Smooth Muscle, Carl Faingold

    9 Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System

    10 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System and Autonomic Ganglia

    11 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System

    12 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

    13 Local Anesthetics

    14 Histamine and Antihistamines

    15 Eicosanoids

    16 Drugs to Treat Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    17 Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility

    18 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

    Part III: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular, Renal and Circulatory Systems, Stephanie Watts

    19 Introduction to the Regulation of Cardiovascular Function

    20 Antihypertensive Drugs

    21 Diuretic Drugs

    22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

    23 Drugs to Treat Heart Failure

    24 Vasodilators and Nitric Oxide Synthase

    25 Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Atherosclerosis

    26 Antithrombotic Drugs

    Part IV: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System, Lynn Wecker

    27 Introduction to the Central Nervous System

    28 Treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's Diseases

    29 Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

    30 Treatment of Affective Disorders

    31 Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia

    32 Ethanol, Other Alcohols and Drugs for Alcohol Dependence

    33 Treatment of Obes


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