Gift Guide

Foundations of Anesthesia: Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $175.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $175.95   
  • New (2) from $175.95   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Philadelphia, PA 2005 Hard cover 2nd ed. New. ABSOLUTELY BRAND NEW(shrinkwrapped-Gift Quality)! ! -No international shipping available[GL5] Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 848 ... p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Northbrook, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


118 international experts provide you with complete coverage of basic and clinical science in anesthesiology. They emphasize the principles and clinical applications of molecular and cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, and physics and measurement. Over 700 full-color illustrations and easy-to-read tables and graphs help you understand every detail.

• Uses a visual approach with excellent full-color line illustrations.

• Includes a bonus CD-ROM that allows you to download all of the book's figures into PowerPoint® for electronic presentations.

• Refers only to key references from primary papers keeping information that is the most up-to-date.

• Contains new chapters on: Adverse Drug Reactions (Ch. 10), Sensory Systems (Ch. 22), Physiology of Pain (Ch. 23), Mechanisms of Anesthesia (Ch. 24), Consciousness & Cognition (Ch.29), Sleep & Anesthesia (Ch. 30), and Physiology & Pharmacology of Blood Coagulation (Ch. 53).

• Includes increased coverage of ultrasound in anesthesiology and clinical care.

• Offers new information on genomics and proteomics.

• Shows "clinical pearls" boxes in every chapter for added speed in reference.

With 115 additional contributors

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Penning a review of a truly great book, as this second edition is, presents not a few problems for the reviewer.
Hemmings and Hopkins have delivered a masterpiece, a textbook that transcends the mundane, the world of the targeted text, or the exam crammer. They have used a great deal of wisdom and intelligence in breaking down the universe of 'basic sciences' into interesting and manageable parts. using an organ-system approach they set out to distil from over 100 experts in their field, the very essence and touchstones of knowledge in the basic sciences as applied to clinical practice. They have assured that he contributors attain in every chapter, lucidity of thought, scientific integrity, and clarity of expression.

The book comes with a CD which allows the figures to be downloaded as powerpoint slides. The text should genuinely become a vital part of any trainees library.
The book will be an anathema to the apocryphal 'big syringe, small syringe' anaesthetist. It restores self pride in the practice of the art and science of Anaesthesia, serving as a timely reminder of the staggering complexity behind what can appear at times to be a fairly straightforward specialty. This book is a modern classic in the making.'

J J Ross British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323037075
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/16/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: General principles
1. Molecular structure and biochemistry
2. Biology of the cell
3. Cell signaling
4. Principles and techniques of molecular biology
5. Genomics and proteomics
6. Molecular physiology
7. Sites of drug action
8. Pharmacokinetic principles
9. Anesthetic drug interactions
10. Adverse drug reactions
11. Basic physical principles
12. Electromagnetism, light and radiation
13. Electrocardiography
14. Electrophysiological monitoring
15. Basic principles and limitations of hemodynamic monitoring
16. Monitoring of gas concentrations
17. Ultrasonography
18. Statistics

Section 2: Neurosciences
19. The structure and function of neurons
20. The synapse
21. Neurophysiology
22. Sensory systems
23. Physiology of pain
24. General anesthetics: mechanisms of action
25. Intravenous anesthetic agents
26. Inhalational anesthetic agents
27. Pharmacokinetics of inhalation anesthetics
28. Anesthetic adjuvants and other CNS drugs
29. Consciousness and cognition
30. Sleep and anesthesia
31. Opioids
32. Nonopioid analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs
33. Pharmacology of local anesthetics
34. Autonomic nervous system

Section 3: Muscle
35. Voluntary motor systems—skeletal muscle, reflexes, and control of movement
36. Neuromuscular junction physiology
37. Neuromuscular junction pharmacology
38. Vascular smooth muscle

Section 4: Cardiovascular system
39. Cardiac physiology
40. Cardiac electrophysiology
41. Cardiovascular pharmacology
42. Regulation and assessment of cardiac function
43. The peripheral circulation
44. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure
45. Valvular heart disease

Section 5: Respiratory system
46. Regulation of respiration
47. Ventilation and perfusion
48. Gas exchange
49. Respiratory mechanics
50. Lung function testing
51. Drugs affecting the respiratory system

Section 6: Pathological sciences
52. Blood constituents and transfusion
53. Homeostasis and coagulation
54. The immune system
55. Microbiology
56. Ischemia

Section 7: Renal system
57. Renal physiology
58. Renal pathophysiology
59. Regulation of blood volume and electrolytes
60. Acid-base homeostasis

Section 8: Gastrointestinal system and metabolism
61. Gut motility and decretions
62. Nutrition, figestion and sbsorption
63. Physiology and pharmacology of nausea and vomiting
64. Physiology and pharmacology of the liver
65. Regulation of intermediary metabolism
66. Endocrinology
67. Thermoregulation

Section 9: Adaptive physiology
68. Pregnancy
69. Geriatrics
70. Neonatology
71. The pathophysiology of obesity and its implications for anesthesia
72. Physiological response to surgery
73. Sepsis


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)