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From The CriticsReviewer: Olga M. Klibanov, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This introductory textbook highlights basic principles of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD). It is most appropriate for pharmacy students in their first semester of pharmacokinetics, as well as for anyone who wants a basic knowledge base of pharmacology and PK/PD principles of drugs.
Purpose: The purpose is to introduce the basic principles of drug metabolism and response. The book meets these worthy objectives.
Audience: According to the author, the audience for this book includes students and practitioners of pharmacy and medicine, as well as other health professionals, who need to understand the principles upon which quantitative decisions in drug therapy are based.
Features: The best feature of this book is the abundance of illustrations that help readers better comprehend the text. Also, the examples of medications described in tables help readers apply the basic concepts of PK/PD to actual drugs.
Assessment: The useful book is of high quality. There are several other books on the market describing basic principles of PK/PD, but this one is updated and has better illustrations.