Basic & Clinical Pharmacology [NOOK Book]


The most widely used, up to date, and authoritative pharmacology text in medicine.

“Katzung is brilliant. This text was an absolute bible for my medical school pharmacology course and on rotations. If it's not in Katzung, you probably don't need to know it. An absolute must to do well on the boards.”*

“A wonderful book ... great details on physiological mechanisms. Highly recommended.”*

“Contains all the essentials a clinical student or doctor may need.”*

* Online reviews of the...

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The most widely used, up to date, and authoritative pharmacology text in medicine.

“Katzung is brilliant. This text was an absolute bible for my medical school pharmacology course and on rotations. If it's not in Katzung, you probably don't need to know it. An absolute must to do well on the boards.”*

“A wonderful book ... great details on physiological mechanisms. Highly recommended.”*

“Contains all the essentials a clinical student or doctor may need.”*

* Online reviews of the previous edition

Recognized as the leading pharmacology text among students and professionals, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology offers an unparalleled understanding of basic pharmacologic principles and clinical use of drugs.

*Authoritative, readable presentation of the scientific basis of pharmacology and its implications in clinical drug therapy
*Organized by drug groups and prototypes
*Rigorously updated throughout, including coverage of antiarrhythmic drugs, antidiabetic drugs, anthelmintics, antiviral drugs, and drugs used for gastrointestinal conditions
*New focus on important developments in pharmacology based on genetically modified mice (“knockout” and “knockin” mice)
*Mechanism of action and toxicities of traditional and newer drugs
*Treatment strategies and drugs of choice for all major diseases
*Numerous reader-friendly features such as special interest boxes, list of common preparations, and dosage information
*Unique, evidence-based chapters on drugs of abuse, special aspects of perinatal, pediatric, and geriatric pharmacology, and herbal medications and nutritional supplements
*More than 500 illustrations and tables

Free Student Web-based Resource Center:
A premium online resource for students and instructors!

*Chapter learning objectives
*Chapter questions and answers with rationales
*50-question practice exam
*See URL and access code inside the back cover.

Appropriate for: Medical Students, Pharmacy Students.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This edition marks the 25th year that Basic and Clinical Pharmacology by Katzung has been available for teaching students pharmacology. This remains the gold standard of useable texts for teaching pharmacology to medical students. In my opinion, this is the best edition.
Purpose: The goals are to provide a complete, authoritative, current, and readable pharmacology textbook for students in health sciences. Proof of the book's achievement of these goals is its widespread use as a required book for pharmacology courses around the world.
Audience: This book has been, and will continue to be, used by thousands of medical, pharmacology, podiatry, nursing, and other health professions students. It is also valuable for residents and practicing physicians.
Features: All the typical topics in a survey pharmacology course are covered and the book is designed to be useful in traditional pharmacology courses as well as integrated organ system curricula. The general format of the book has not changed but the font clarity and figure colorations are far superior to earlier editions. There have been major revisions of the chapters on prostaglandins, nitric oxide, anti-inflammatory drugs, hypothalamic and pituitary hormones, antidiabetic drugs, and immunopharmacology. Moreover, descriptions of new drugs released through August 2006 are included, as well as major advances in science such as the use of knockout and knockin mice as research tools and advances in receptors and transporters.
Assessment: I continue to use this book as a required resource for all courses that I teach to medical and allied health professions students. Not only does this serve as an authoritative and readable text, but there are also many related resources (Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review, 7th edition, Trevor et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2004) and USMLE Road Map: Pharmacology, Katzung et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2003)) that can be used as companions for students to focus on high yield material needed for course examinations and USMLE Step Examinations. I also use this as the major resource for an elective offering in Advanced Pharmacology for third and fourth year medical students. This book continues to be the standard that all other pharmacology books attempt to emulate.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071543781
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Series: LANGE Basic Science
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1088
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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Table of Contents

I. BASIC PRINCIPLES 1. Introduction 2. Drug Receptors & Pharmacodynamics 3. Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Rational Dosing & the Tiem Course of Drug Action 4. Drug Biotransformation 5. Basic & Clinical Evaluation of New Drugs

II. AUTONOMIC DRUGS 6. Introduction to Autonomic Pharmacology 7. Cholinoceptor-Activating & Cholinesterase-Inhibiting Drugs 8. Cholinoceptor-Blocking Drugs 9. Adrenoceptor-Activating & Other Sympathomimetic Drugs 10. Adrenoceptor Antagonist Drugs

III. CARDIOVASCULAR-RENAL DRUGS 11. Antihypertensive Agents 12. Vasodilators & the Treatment of Angina Pectoris 13. Cardiac Glycosides & Other Drugs Used in Congestive Heart Failure 14. Agents Used in Cardiac Arrhythmias 15. Diuretic Agents

IV. DRUGS WITH IMPORTANT ACTIONS ON SMOOTH MUSCLE 16. Histamine, Serotonin, & the Ergot Alkaloids 17. Vasoactive Drugs 18. The Eicosanoids: Prostaglandins, Thromboxanes, Leukotrienes, & Related Compounds 19. Nitric Oxide, Donors, & Inhibitors 20. Drugs Used in Asthma

V. DRUGS THAT ACT IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 21. Introduction to the Pharmacology of CNS Drugs 22. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs 23. The Alcohols 24. Antiseizure Drugs 25. General Anesthetics 26. Local Anesthetics 27. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 28. Pharmacologic Management of Parkinsonism & Other Movement Disorders 29. Antipsychotic Agents & Lithium 30. Antidepressant Agents 31. Opioid Analgesics & Antagonists 32. Drugs of Abuse

VI. DRUGS USED TO TREAT DISEASES OF THE BLOOD, INFLAMMATION, & GOUT 33. Agents Used in Anemias; Hematopoietic Growth Factors 34. Drugs Used in Disorders of Coagulation 35. Agents Used in Hyperlipidemia 36. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, Nonopioid Analgesics, & Drugs Used in Gout

VII: ENDOCRINE DRUGS 37. Hypothalamic & Pituitary Hormones 38. Thyroid & Antithyroid Drugs 39. Adrenocorticosteroids & Adrenocortical Antagonists 40. The Gonadal Hormones & Inhibitors 41. Pancreatic Hormones & Antidiabetic Drugs 42. Agents That Affect Bone Mineral Homeostasis

VIII: CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS 43. Beta-Lactam Antibodies & Other Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis 44. Chloramphenicol. Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin, & Streptogramins 45. Aminoglycosides & Spectinomycin 46. Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim, & Quinolones 47. Antimycobacterial Drugs 48. Antifungal Drugs 49. Antiviral Agents 50. Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Drugs: Disinfectants, Antiseptics, & Sterilants 51. Clinical Use of Antimicrobial Agents 52. Basic Principles of Antiparasitic Chemotherapy 53. Antiprotozoal Drugs 54. Clinical Pharmacology of the Anthelmintic Drugs 55. Cancer Chemotherapy 56. Immunopharmacology

IX. TOXICOLOGY 57. Introduction to Toxicology: Occupational & Environmental 58. Heavy Metal Intoxication & Chelators 59. Management of the Poisoned Patient

X. SPECIAL TOPICS 60. Special Aspects of Perinatal & Pediatric Pharmacology 61. Special Aspects of Geriatric Pharmacology 62. Dermatologic Pharmacology 63. Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal Diseases 64. Therapeutic & Toxic Potential of Over-the-Counter Agents 65. Botanicals (“Herbal Medications”) & Nutritional Supplements 66. Rational Prescribing & Prescription Writing

Appendix I. Vaccines, Immune Globulins, & Other Complex Biologic Products Appendix II. Important Drug Interactions & Their Mechanisms

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