Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702027543, 9780702040344

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

2nd Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Derek Waller Andrew Renwick Keith Hillier
eBook ISBN: 9780702040344
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 8th July 2005
Page Count: 788

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This book covers the whole gamut of pharmacology from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through clinical pharmacology to therapeutics. This integrative approach is in line with the new medical curricula. The first section covers the basic principles, followed by the bulk of the book organized by body systems. The book ends with sections on toxicity and prescribing practice. Each chapter ends with case histories, multiple choice questions and a tabular presentation of all common drugs within a particular class. The new edition now comes with STUDENT CONSULT access, which allows users to integrate additional vital information.
The level of detail closely matches the needs of medical students and the current medical curriculum.

Key Features

  • Integrates basic science pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Brief review of pathophysiology of major diseases
  • Case histories and multiple choice questions (and answers)
  • Tabular presentation of all common drugs within each class
  • Section on further reading

Table of Contents

General Principles. Sites and mechanisms of drug action. Pharmacokinetics. Drug discovery, evaluation and safety. The nervous system, neurotransmission and the peripheral nervous system.

Cardiovascular system. Ischaemic heart disease. Hypertension. Heart failure. Cardiac arrhythmias. Cerebrovascular disease and dementia. Peripheral vascular disease. Haemostasis.

Respiratory system. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Other respiratory problems.

Renal system. Diuretics. Disorders of micturition. Erectile dysfunction.

Nervous system. General anaesthetics. Local anaesthetics. Opioid analgesics. Anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics. Psychotic disorders. Depression. Epilepsy. Extrapyramidal movement disorders and spasticity. Other neurological disorers. Migraine.

Musculoskeletal system. Neuromuscular blockade. Myasthenia gravis. NSAIDs. Inflammatory arthritis. Hyperuricaemia and gout.

Gastrointestinal system. Nausea and vomiting. Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease. Inflammatory bowel disease. Constipation, diarrhoea and IBS. Obesity.

Immune system. The immune response and immunosuppressant drugs. Antihistamines and allergic disease.

Endocrine system and metabolic disease. Diabetes mellitus. Thyroid disease. Calcium metabolism. Pituitary and hypothalmic hormones. Corticosteroids. Female reproductive system. Androgens and anabolic steroids. Anaemia. Lipids.

Skin and eye disorders. Skin disorders. Eye disorders

Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy of infection. Chemotherapy of malignancy.

Drug toxicity and prescribing. Drug toxicity and overdose. Drug abuse and dependence. Prescribing, adherence and information for patients. Drug therapy in special situations.


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About the Author

Derek Waller

Derek G. Waller, BSc, DM, MBBS, FRCP, Consultant Cardiovascular Physician, Southampton General Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiovascular Physician, Southampton General Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Andrew Renwick

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Keith Hillier

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Southampton Medical School, Southampton, UK