Goodman and Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Second Edition / Edition 2

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A full-color manual derived from Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Goodman & Gilman's The Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers concise, authoritative coverage of class-specific and disease-specific drugs, organized primarily by organ/system. Derived from Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Twelfth Edition and further updated, this streamlined text focuses on the principles of medical pharmacology and drug therapy and delivers coverage of all major drug classes.

More than a pocket drug guide, this powerful resource covers:

  • General Principles
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Modulation of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Function
  • Inflammation, Immunomodulation, and Hematopoiesis
  • Hormones and Hormone Antagonists
  • Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Function
  • Chemotherapy of Microbial Diseases
  • Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
  • Special Systems Pharmacology, including Environmental Toxicology

The text explains the physiology and pathophysiology of major organ systems and pathogens with respect to pharmacotherapy and the mechanisms of drug action. With a new full color design and numerous tables, charts, and illustrations that highlight, explain, and summarize important information, Goodman & Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is essential wherever knowledge of drug actions and interactions is required. Nursing, pharmacy, and medical students will find the Manual to be a concise and authoritative textbook.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This manual is derived from the 12th edition of Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, known as "G & G" and the most authoritative textbook on pharmacology. This streamlined book focuses on the principles of medical pharmacology and drug therapy, referring readers to the main textbook for research data, references, and pharmacokinetic data in Appendix II. In contrast to the main book, which is unwieldy because of its large size, the manual is as easy to handle as its competitors on the subject of pharmacology.
Purpose: The authors' aim was to abridge the parent text to make core material accessible in a shorter version preferred by students of this era. They have succeeded in producing a book that can be kept next to the student's work station.
Audience: The audience includes nursing, pharmacy, and medical students, but will be greatly cherished by all health professionals as well as researchers concentrating on drug actions and therapeutics.
Features: This manual follows the parent text chapter-by-chapter, focusing on the physiology and pathophysiology of major organ systems and pathogens with respect to pharmacotherapy and the mechanisms of drug actions. Important concepts are highlighted with numerous full color figures, tables, and charts that explain and summarize important information. To keep the manual a manageable size, it refers users to the parent print or online version, available at or for research information, detailed pharmacokinetic data, structures, and references. Moreover, the online versions also provide regular therapeutic updates and mechanistic animations which are cherished by medical students studying pharmacology. Structures of therapeutic agents have been omitted but are readily available at the book's websites or at PubChem (
Assessment: Because of its bulky nature, I rarely ever open the "G & G" book, but I do keep the manual right next to my computer and use it on a daily basis. When I need information that is not available in the manual, I just click on to find supporting research data, structures, pharmacokinetic information, or references. These two resources provide me with complete access to extensive drug information that I need on a daily basis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071769174
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/30/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1216
  • Sales rank: 316,728
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Brunton, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine

UCSD School of Medicine

La Jolla CA

Randa Hilal-Dandan, PhD

Lecturer in Pharmacology

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California

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