Human Pharmacology

Human Pharmacology

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Pharmacology, in its own right, is a massive subject area and has been the focus of several major textbooks. Human Pharmacology is a readable, introductory text covering all of the main aspects of pharmacology in a way that enthuses the reader to study the subject further. Each chapter includes line drawings and figures to illustrate concepts and mechanisms of action. Each chapter ends with a selection of recommended reading and multiple choice revision questions. The author introduction to the science of pharmacology allows readers to appreciate why and how certain drugs alleviate the symptoms of more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 173.7 x 245.9 x 9.4mm | 437.93g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 black & white tables
  • 0748408126
  • 9780748408122

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The Lifelines series provides concise, engaging and inexpensive texts for life science students. Concentrating on the understanding and retention of key concepts and principles, this series is ideal as the basis for undergraduate study throughout the academic year, as well as for revision at examination time.Series Editor: John Wrigglesworth, Reader in Bioenergetics at King's College London, UKHuman Pharmacology-- Covers molecular and applied aspects of the subject-- Discusses actions, uses and potential side effects of common drugs-- Lists useful, supplementary computer-aided learning packages-- Review questions with answers allow self-testingshow more

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''A well written and interesting text." -- Doody Publishing ''This small, condensed book provides an excellent introduction to pharmacology...valuable to new pharmacology students, and also to students and specialists of other disciplines who require a fast understanding of mechanisms and clinical uses of drugs...Its conciseness and clarity is aided by clear, explanatory diagrams...the author's aims was "to provide an introduction to the sciences of pharmacology...," to my mind, these aims have been achieved very well. --Trudy L. Knight, BTS Newsletter ''I found the multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter useful and hopefully students will also. -- Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacologyshow more

Table of contents

PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ACTIONS AND EFFECTS Introduction The Dose-Response Relationship Mechanisms of Drug Action The Nature of Receptors Variations in Receptor Distribution and Population Summary DRUGS ACTING ON THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Introduction The Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System Drugs Affecting the Nerve Impulse Neuromuscular Blockers Drugs Acring on the Sympathetic Nervous System THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND DRUGS USED IN PSYCHIATRY Introduction Drugs that Decrease CNS Activity Drugs that Increase CNS Activity Drug Dependence and Substance Abuse THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS Introduction Essential Physiology of the Cardiovascular System Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm and their Treatment Heart Failure and its Treatment Drugs Used in the Treatment of Angina Hypotension and its Treatment Hypertension and its Treatment DRUGS AFFECTING THE BLOOD AND ITS COMPOSITION Introduction Drugs Acting on Blood Cell Formation and Activity Drugs Affecting Haemostasis Drugs Affecting Plasma Composition THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISORDER S Introduction The Physiological Control of Respiration Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System DRUGS ACTING ON THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, BLADDER, AND UTERUS Introduction Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract Drugs Acting on the Bladder Drugs Acting on the Uterus PHARMACOLOGICAL MANIPULATION OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Introduction The Treatment of Thyroid Disorders and Therapeutic Use of Thyroid Hormones Disorders of the Endocrine Control of Calcium Balance and their Treatment Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas and their Treatment Disorders of the Adrenal Gland and the Use of Adrenal Hormones and their Analogues Therapeutic Uses of Male Sex Hormones and the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Male Reproductive Disorders Therapeutic Uses of Female Sex Hormones and the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Female Reproductive Disorders Therapeutic Uses of Pituitary Hormones and their Analogues THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES AND INFLAMMATION Introduction The Physiology of Inflammation and the Immune Response Characteristics of Inflammatory Mediators Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Other Drugs for the Relief of Inflammatory Conditions Antihistamines Immunosuppressants APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY Introduction Basic Pharmacokinetics Individual Variation in Drug Effects Drug Interactions The Placebo Responseshow more