Elements of Pharmacology: A Primer on Drug Action

Elements of Pharmacology: A Primer on Drug Action

by Peter J. Bentley
     
 

An introductory summary of the science of pharmacology for students of medicine and health sciences who need a basic knowledge of the subject. Presents fundamental principles required for the understanding of the use, mechanisms of action, toxicity and side effects, and therapeutic applications of drugs in man. See more details below

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An introductory summary of the science of pharmacology for students of medicine and health sciences who need a basic knowledge of the subject. Presents fundamental principles required for the understanding of the use, mechanisms of action, toxicity and side effects, and therapeutic applications of drugs in man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521280747
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Scope of pharmacology; 3. Where do drugs come from?; 4. The names of drugs; 5. Techniques and methods of pharmacology; 6. Absorption, distribution, and elimination of drugs; pharmacokinetics; 7. The nature of responses to drugs; 8. Receptor theory; 9. Relationship of chemical structure to biological activity; 10. Roles of the cell membrane in responsese to drugs; 11. Clinical aspects of the actions of drugs; 12. Conclusion; References; Glossary of drugs named in the text; Index.

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