Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Section 1 General. Clinical pharmacology. Topics in drug therapy. Discovery and development of drugs. Evaluation of drugs in humans. Official regulation of medicines. Classification of drugs and naming of drugs. Section 2 From Pharmacology to Toxicology. General pharmacology. Unwanted effects of drugs: adverse reactions. Poisoning, drug overdose, antidotes. Drug abuse. Section 3 Infection and Inflammation.. Chemotherapy of infections. Antibacterial drugs. Chemotherapy of bacterial infections. Viral, fungal, protozoal and helminthis infections. Drugs for inflammation and rheumatological disease. Drugs and the skin. Section 4 Nervous System. Pain and analgesics. Anaesthesia and neuromuscular block. Psycotropic drugs. Epilepsy, parkinsonism and allied conditions. Section 5 Cardiorespiratory and Renal Systems. Cholinergic and antimuscarinic (anticholinergic) mechanisms and drugs. Adrenergic mechanisms and drugs. Arterial hypertension, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction. Cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure. Hyperlipidaemias. Kidney and urinary tract. Respiratory system. Section 6 Blood and Neoplastic Disease. Drugs and haemostasis. Cellular disorders and anaemias. Neoplastic disease and immunosuppression. Section 7 Gastrointestinal System. Oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. Intestines. Liver, biliary tract and pancreas. Section 8 Endocrine System, Metabolic Conditions. Adrenal corticosteroids, antagonists, corticotrophin. Diabetes mellitus, insulin, oral antidiabetic agents, obesity. Thyroid hormones, antithyroid drugs. Hypothalmic, pituitary and sex hormones. Vitamins, calcium, bone.

Details

No. of pages:
680
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702040849
Electronic ISBN:
9780702056581

About the authors

Peter Bennett

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bath, and Consultant Physician, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

Morris Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cambridge; Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge; and Director of Clinical Studies, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Pankaj Sharma

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Clinical Neurology at Imperial College London; Consultant Neurologist at Hammersmith Hospitals, London, UK