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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. 8th Edition. At a Glance

  • ID: 3195807
  • Book
  • 120 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best–seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology.

This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects.

Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance features:
The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion
Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning
An emphasis on drug mechanisms
References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action
Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers
A companion website at [external URL] featuring online cases and flashcards

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Preface vii

Acknowledgements vii

Further reading viii

How to use your textbook ix

About the companion website x

1 Introduction: principles of drug action 2

2 Drug receptor interactions 4

3 Drug absorption, distribution and excretion 6

4 Drug metabolism 8

5 Local anaesthetics 10

6 Drugs acting at the neuromuscular junction 12

7 Autonomic nervous system 14

8 Autonomic drugs acting at cholinergic synapses 16

9 Drugs acting on the sympathetic system 18

10 Ocular pharmacology 20

11 Asthma, hay fever and anaphylaxis 22

12 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract I: peptic ulcer 24

13 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract II: motility and secretions 26

14 Drugs acting on the kidney: diuretics 28

15 Drugs used in hypertension 30

16 Drugs used in angina 32

17 Antiarrhythmic drugs 34

18 Drugs used in heart failure 36

19 Drugs used to affect blood coagulation 38

20 Lipid–lowering drugs 40

21 Agents used in anaemias 42

22 Central transmitter substances 44

23 General anaesthetics 46

24 Anxiolytics and hypnotics 48

25 Antiepileptic drugs 50

26 Drugs used in Parkinson s disease 52

27 Antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics) 54

28 Drugs used in affective disorders: antidepressants 56

29 Opioid analgesic 58

30 Drugs used in nausea and vertigo (antiemetics) 60

31 Drug misuse and dependence 62

32 Non–steroidal anti–inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 64

33 Corticosteroids 66

34 Sex hormones and drugs 68

35 Thyroid and antithyroid drugs 70

36 Antidiabetic agents 72

37 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit nucleic acid synthesis: sulphonamides, trimethoprim, quinolones and nitroimidazoles 74

38 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit cell wall synthesis: penicillins, cephalosporins and vancomycin 76

39 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit protein synthesis: aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides and chloramphenicol 78

40 Antifungal drugs 80

41 Antiviral drugs 82

42 Drugs acting on parasites I: helminths (worms) 84

43 Drugs acting on parasites II: protozoa 86

44 Drugs used in cancer 88

45 Immunosuppressants and antirheumatoid drugs 90

46 Poisoning 92

47 Adverse drug reactions 94

Case studies and questions 96

Answers 98

Index 102

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Michael J. Neal
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