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Pharmacology for Dentistry. Edition No. 4

  • ID: 5350118
  • Book
  • May 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
The fourth edition of this book is thoroughly revised and updated. Following recent developments and advances in pharmacology, the book provides factual, conceptual and applied aspects of the subject. It is designed to meet the needs of students pursuing undergraduate courses in dentistry and for practicing dentists.

New to This Edition

. Full 4-colour format with significant revision of figures and flowcharts.

. Many drugs like anticancer, anthelmintic, antimalarial, antiviral have been updated along with treatment guidelines for HIV and tuberculosis.

. Key points for dentists added wherever relevant, stimulates enthusiasm for subject.

. Inclusion of prescription writing section to help students accurately write prescriptions.

Salient Features

. Updated content, figures, flowcharts with addition of specific description of drugs presented as headings and subheadings with different font. This style of presentation would not only make it easier for students to understand the subject in a better manner but would also help them to quickly review and revise the subject before examination.

. Text is presented in a simple, precise and point-wise manner, with complex information summarized in tables, student-friendly mnemonics, line diagrams and flowcharts, which makes the learning and comprehension easier for students.

. Mechanism of action of drugs are illustrated with diagrams and 11 animations for better understanding.

. Separate chapter on dental pharmacology discuss about the drugs used in dentistry.

Online Resources

Complimentary access to full e-book along
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Chapter 1 General Pharmacology
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Animation 1: Types of drug receptor interaction

Chapter 2 Drug Dosage Forms

Chapter 3 Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous System
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Animation 2: Treatment of OP poisoning

Chapter 4 Drugs Affecting Cardiovascular Function
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Animation 3: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
Animation 4: Mechanism of action of diuretics
Animation 5: Mechanism of action of nitrates
Animation 6: Mechanism of action of digoxin

Chapter 5 Renal Pharmacology

Chapter 6 Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System

Chapter 7 Autacoids and Respiratory System

Chapter 8 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases 227
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Animation 7: Mechanism of action of proton pump inhibitors

Chapter 9 Drugs Affecting Coagulation and Blood Formation

Chapter 10 Endocrine Pharmacology

Chapter 11 Chemotherapy 298
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Animation 8: Mechanism of action of fluoroquinolones
Animation 9: Mechanism of action and resistance mechanisms for beta lactam antibiotics
Animation 10: Mechanism of action of macrolides
Animation 11: Mechanism of action of antifungal drugs

Chapter 12 Dental Pharmacology

Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Drugs

Appendix

Index
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Tara V. Shanbhag TARA V SHANBHAG MD
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology
Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Mukka, Surathkal, Mangalore
Karnataka, India

Formerly, Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Tara V Shanbhag is presently Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mukka, Mangalore, India. She has extensive experience in teaching pharmacology to undergraduate students of medical, dental, nursing and allied health sciences. She is an honourable recipient of the 'Good Teacher' award. She has also authored books on Pharmacology for Dentistry and Pharmacology for Nurses. She has to her credit several articles in various national and international journals. She has been an examiner to various colleges and universities.
Smita Shenoy SMITA SHENOY MD
Additional Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Smita Shenoy is presently Additional Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India. She has 15 years of teaching experience and has been an examiner to various colleges and universities. She has been honoured with the 'Good Teacher' award. She is a PhD guide. She has authored books on pharmacology and has published several articles in national
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