Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

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The best-selling "Medical Pharmacology at a Glance" provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision to the principles of pharmacology. Following the familiar, easy-to-use "At a Glance" format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear, informative line diagrams illustrating the essential points. This new edition of "Medical Pharmacology at a Glance": contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand; presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right as to how the drugs produce their effects and an outline of their uses; and, has been thoroughly revised and updated."Medical Pharmacology at a Glance" will continue to appeal to all medical students - ideal pharmacology revision and for use during clinical placements. It is an essential buy for students, junior doctors and scientists requiring a succinct and lucid account of medical pharmacology. Reviews of the last edition: '..this book does exactly what it says on the label. It provides an "at-a-glance" summary of pharmacology in 45 easily digested, bite-sized chunks...The writing is sharp, terse and unambiguous.
..Any student wanting a concise and accurate overview of pharmacology could do no better than start with this book' - "The Pharmaceutical Journal".'I won't beat around the bush: if you are a pre-clinical medical student and you don't already own this book, buy it...There isn't really another book out there which can complete with this title...The "At a Glance" series has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and this book remains the best of the lot...I would strongly urge you to get this book. There aren't many books out there which I think every student should own. This is one of them' - "GKT Gazette", March 2003.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 8mm | 358.34g
  • Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1405133600
  • 9781405133609
  • 298,934

Table of contents

Preface.How to use this book.Further reading.1 Introduction: principles of drug action.2 Drug-receptor interactions.3 Drug absorption, distribution and excretion.4 Drug metabolism.5 Local anaesthetics.6 Drugs acting at the neuromuscular junction.7 Autonomic nervous system.8 Autonomic drugs acting at cholinergic synapses.9 Drugs acting on the sympathetic system.10 Ocular pharmacology.11 Asthma, hay fever and anaphylaxis.12 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract. I: Peptic ulcer.13 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract. II: Motility and secretions.14 Drugs acting on the kidney-diuretics.15 Drugs used in hypertension.16 Drugs used in angina.17 Antiarrhythmic drugs.18 Drugs used in heart failure.19 Drugs used to affect blood coagulation.20 Lipid-lowering drugs.21 Agents used in anaemias.22 Central transmitter substances.23 General anaesthetics.24 Anxiolytics and hypnotics.25 Antiepileptic drugs.26 Drugs used in Parkinson's disease.27 Antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics).28 Drugs used in affective disorders-antidepressants.29 Opioid analgesics.30 Drugs used in nausea and vertigo (antiemetics).31 Drug misuse and dependence.32 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).33 Corticosteroids.34 Sex hormones and drugs.35 Thyroid and antithyroid drugs.36 Antidiabetic agents.37 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit nucleic acid synthesis: sulphonamides, trimethoprim, quinolones and nitroimidazoles.38 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit cell wall synthesis: penicillins, cephalosporins and vancomycin.39 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit protein synthesis: aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides and chloramphenicol.40 Antifungal and antiviral drugs.41 Drugs acting on parasites. I: Helminths (worms).42 Drugs acting on parasites. II: Protozoa.43 Drugs used in cancer.44 Poisoning.45 Adverse drug reactions.Index
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"This is a good book to have on the shelf, to read as an introduction to get the big picture before tackling a topic in more detail, or as a concise but relatively thorough source of revision." GKT Gazette, Apr/May 2006
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About Michael J. Neal

Former Professor & Chairman of the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's & St Thomas's Hospitals (UMDS)
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