ISBN-10:
1416066276
ISBN-13:
9781416066279
Pub. Date:
01/27/2009
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Pharmacology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

Pharmacology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

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Overview

Pharmacology, 4th Edition helps you master the "must-know" concepts in this subject and how they apply to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making. This concise yet comprehensive text clearly explains and illustrates challenging concepts and helps you retain the material- from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice.


• Quickly reference essential information
thanks to abundant tables throughout, and drug classification boxes at the beginning of each chapter.
See how pharmacology applies to practice with real-world case studies.
Prepare for exams with self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
Understand complex concepts visually with the aid of superb full-color illustrations.
Access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, along with an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style questions, animations, and more.


• Learn the latest pharmacologic mechanisms and applications
with new and updated drug information throughout.
Be aware of new "off label" uses, including important FDA regulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416066279
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Craig W. Stevens, Ph.D. is a professor of Pharmacology at Oklahoma State University and is co-author of Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology, a popular pharmacology textbook now in its 5th Edition. He also wrote and edited two books on G-protein coupled receptors entitled Methods for the Discovery and Characterization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (Springer Protocols, 2011) and G Protein-Coupled Receptor Genetics: Research and Methods in the Post-Genomic Era (Springer Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2014). He has just finished working on a new book for the Science and Technology Pharmacology list called The Drug Expert: A Practical Guide to the Impact of Drug Use in Legal Proceedings which is a guide for pharmacologists aiming to be successful as drug litigation consultants and a helpful book for the lawyers that hire them. Dr. Stevens maintains a second career as an expert witness in Pharmacology (Drug Expert) and has consulted for lawyers on over 80 cases in both criminal and civil proceedings.

Table of Contents

Preface

SECTION I PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

1 Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Pharmacokinetics

3 Pharmacodynamics

4 Drug Development and Safety

SECTION II AUTONOMIC AND NEUROMUSCULAR PHARMACOLOGY

5 Introduction to Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology

6 Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists

7 Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists

8 Adrenoceptor Agonists

9 Adrenoceptor Antagonists

SECTION III CARDIOVASCULAR, RENAL, AND HEMATOLOGIC PHARMACOLOGY

10 Antihypertensive Drugs

11 Antianginal Drugs

12 Drugs for Heart Failure

13 Diuretics

14 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

15 Drugs for Hyperlipidemia

16 Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Fibrinolytic Drugs

17 Hematopoietic Drugs

SECTION IV CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PHARMACOLOGY

18 Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology

19 Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs

20 Antiepileptic Drugs

21 Local and General Anesthetics

22 Psychotherapeutic Drugs

23 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists

24 Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases

25 Drugs of Abuse

SECTION V PHARMACOLOGY OF THE RESPIRATORY AND OTHER SYSTEMS

26 Autacoid Drugs

27 Drugs for Respiratory Tract Disorders

28 Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

29 Drugs for Headache Disorders

30 Drugs for Pain, Inflammation, and Arthritic Disorders

SECTION VI ENDOCRINE PHARMACOLOGY

31 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs

32 Thyroid Drugs

33 Adrenal Steroids and Related Drugs

34 Drugs Affecting Fertility and Reproduction

35 Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

36 Drugs Affecting Calcium and Bone

SECTION VII CHEMOTHERAPY

37 Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

38 Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis

39 Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis

40 Quinolones, Antifolate Drugs, and Other Antimicrobial Agents

41 Antimycobacterial Drugs

42 Antifungal Drugs

43 Antiviral Drugs

44 Antiparasitic Drugs

45 Antineoplastic and Immunomodulating Drugs

Index

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