Pharmacology Condensed

Pharmacology Condensed

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"Pharmacology Condensed, 2nd Edition" is a companion volume to Rang et al's "Pharmacology", sets out to provide the reader with the quintessence of pharmacology, delineating, in text and summary diagrams, the key points of the information which will be needed later in professional life. It will help reinforce the facts and concepts in pharmacology that are essential in appreciating how drugs work and their underlying pathophysiological processes.Each of the 49 short chapters adopts a standard approach and the book includes many illustrations specially designed to summarize textual material. Within each chapter, several drugs may be mentioned but only the most important drugs from each group are set out in bold type. Readers using this book will gain a fuller understanding of the essential aspects of pharmacology. It will also be of considerable help in preparing for examinations. This book is best used with "Rang Pharmacology" but can also be used in conjunction with another pharmacology more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 132 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 10mm | 381.02g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • w. 75 figs.
  • 0443067732
  • 9780443067730
  • 103,269

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-Both these books are written for medical and pharmacology undergraduates and as such they go into some depth on drug action at a molecular level and the chemistry of drugs in relation to their interaction at sites of action. However, Pharmacology Condensed can be used on its own or with other pharmacology texts and could be of use to nurse educators and to students themselves.- Nurse Education in Practice, September 2009show more

Table of contents

1General Principles of drug action 2Molecular aspects of drug action 3Excitable tissues and secretory mechanisms 4Cell proliferation and apoptosis 5Measurement of drug action 6Absorption and distribution of drugs 7Drug metabolism and excretion 8Pharmacokinetic aspects of drug action 9The autonomic nervous system 10Cholinergic transmission 11Noradrenergic transmission 12Other peripheral mediators: 5-hydroxytryptamine and purines 13Other peripheral mediators: peptides and proteins 14Other peripheral mediators: nitric oxide 15Cannabinoids 16Inflammation & anti-inflammatory drugs 17Immune responses and immunosuppressant drugs 18Cardiac rhythm and dysrhythmias 19Blood pressure and hypertension 20Cardiac blood flow, angina and myocardial infarction 21Cardiac output and cardiac failure 22Atheromatous disease and lipoprotein metabolism 23Haemostasis and thrombosis 24The haemopoietic system 25Respiration, asthma and COPD 26The kidney 27The gastrointestinal tract 28Blood sugar and diabetes 29The anterior pituitary and the adrenal cortex 30The thyroid 31Bone metabolism 32The reproductive system 33Outline of transmission and drug action in the CNS 34Aminoacid transmitters in the CNS 35Other CNS transmitters 36Neurodegenerative disorders 37General anaesthetics 38Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs 39Antipsychotic drugs 40Drugs used in affective disorders 41Antiepileptic drugs 42Analgesic drugs and the control of pain 43CNS stimulants and psychotomimetics 44Local anaesthetics 45Drug dependence and drug abuse 46Cancer biology and chemotherapy 47Antibacterial agents 48Antiviral drugs 49Antiprotozoal drugs 50Antifungal and anthelminthic drugs Appendix 1: The Schild plot and pA2 Appendix 2: The postulated action of NSAIDs on the enzymes Cyclooxygenase-1 and Cyclooxygenasox-2 Appendix 3: The pathogenesis of rheumatoid joint damage and the action of anti-rheumatoid drugs Indexshow more

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Pharmacology is one of those topics that I believe you have to learn on-the-go after you learnt the basics in your pre-clinical years in med school. Having all three members of the Rang and Dale (R+D) family, I finally realized the potential each of them have separately. R+D flashcards (the little sister) are amazing for 'on-the-run' revision, especially if you want something portable to put in your bag. R+D (the big, fat father) have everything you need to know, and more, in the book. R+D condensed (the sensible, older brother) is a nice hybrid of the former two. R+D condensed is great for last minute pharmacology revision or even as a quick guide to read up the essential information on most classes of drugs. Just enough to sound like you 'know your stuff' in PBL or ward rounds (but not enough to sound like a pharmacist). I found this book to be a great companion to the BNF, as little of the clinical indications are described in the R+D condensed. The main downside of this book is the lack of colors (compared to the 'big' R+D, Elsevier's Integrated Pharmacology and Pharmacology At a Glance). Despite that, I still think this is a worthy candidate to be on your more
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