Rang & Dale's Pharmacology - 7th Edition

Rang & Dale's Pharmacology

7th Edition

Authors: James Ritter Rod Flower Graeme Henderson Humphrey Rang
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

Table of Contents

Section 1: General principles

1. What is pharmacology?

2. How drugs act: general principles

3. How drugs act: molecular aspects

4. How drugs act: cellular aspects—excitation, contraction and secretion

5. Cell proliferation, apoptosis, repair and regeneration

6. Cellular mechanisms: host defence

7. Method and measurement in pharmacology

8. Drug absorption and distribution

9. Drug metabolism and elimination

10. Pharmacokinetics

11. Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and ‘personalised medicine’

Section 2: Chemical mediators

12. Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system

13. Cholinergic transmission

14. Noradrenergic transmission

15. 5-Hydroxytryptamine and the pharmacology of migraine

16. Purines

17. Local hormones: cytokines, biologically active lipids, amines and peptides

18. Cannabinoids

19. Peptides and proteins as mediators

20. Nitric oxide

Section 3: Drugs affecting major organ systems

21. The heart

22. The vascular system

23. Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism

24. Haemostasis and thrombosis

25. Haemopoietic system and treatment of anaemia

26. Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs

27. The respiratory system

28. The kidney

29. The gastrointestinal tract

30. The control of blood glucose and drug treatment of diabetes mellitus

31. Obesity

32. The pituitary and the adrenal cortex

33. The thyroid

34. The reproductive system

35. Bone metabolism

Section 4: The nervous system

36. Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system

37. Amino acid transmitters

38. Other transmitters and modulators

39. Neurodegenerative diseases<


Description

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology provides you with all the knowledge you need to get through your pharmacology course and beyond. Drs. Humphrey P. Rang, Maureen M. Dale, James M. Ritter, Rod Flower, and Graeme Henderson present a clear and accessible approach to the analysis of therapeutic agents at the cellular and molecular level through detailed diagrams, full-color illustrations, and pedagogical features. Plus, USMLE-style review questions and additional learning tools online at studentconsult.com make this the perfect resource to turn to for a full understanding of key concepts in pharmacology.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable text online at studentconsult.com, along with 500 USMLE-style multiple-choice review questions, and online only references.
  • Find and cross-reference information quickly using a color-coded layout that makes navigation easy.
  • Effectively understand and review key concepts through detailed diagrams and full-color illustrations that clarify even the most complex concepts.
  • Reinforce your learning with key points boxes and clinical uses boxes that highlight crucial information and clinical applications.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702062193

About the Authors

James Ritter Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, King’s College London, and Medical Research Director, Quintiles, London, UK

Rod Flower Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Biochemical Pharmacology, The William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London , London, UK

Graeme Henderson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Humphrey Rang Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University College London, London, UK