A thorough knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is vital if drugs are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed patients. Those who clearly understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more safely and successfully than those who do not. Now in a fully revised 11th edition, Clinical Pharmacology is essential reading for undergraduate medical students, junior doctors and anyone concerned with evidence-based drug therapy.
- Introductory first three sections cover general principles of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease, organised by body system
- Retains the highly approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence and appreciated by generations of readers
- Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing
- The International Advisory Board ensures content reflects the needs of the developing world.
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- 30th July 2012
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Professor of Endocrine Hypertension, William Harvey Research Institute of the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Professor of Neurology, University of London; Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Research Royal Holloway College, University of London; Consultant Neurologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Formerly Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bath, and Consultant Physician, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK