Introduction to Pharmacology

Introduction to Pharmacology

by Mannfred A. Hollinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560325755

ISBN-13: 9781560325758

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The second edition of Introduction to Pharmacology has been fully revised and expanded to bring it up-to-date with recent developments. It is a unique introduction to the subject, presenting the reader with a complete course on the underlying principles of drug action and drug toxicology based on the authors' twenty years of teaching experience, before discussing the…  See more details below

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The second edition of Introduction to Pharmacology has been fully revised and expanded to bring it up-to-date with recent developments. It is a unique introduction to the subject, presenting the reader with a complete course on the underlying principles of drug action and drug toxicology based on the authors' twenty years of teaching experience, before discussing the drug discovery process and a number of often provocative issues that are at the heart of how pharmacology interacts with society. This includes issues such as the development of drug laws, animal (and human) experimentation, bioterrorism, the cigarette industry Master Settlement Agreement and the use of drugs in sports. This new edition provides expanded coverage of cardiovascular pharmacology and placebos as well as anesthetics and designer drugs. With self-assessment questions following each chapter, it is an essential introduction to the subject of advanced undergraduates and students preparing for a graduate career as well as for anyone with an interest in the many ways in which pharmacology shapes the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560325758
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Pt. 1Fundamentals of pharmacokinetics1
1Introduction3
2Absorption and distribution23
3Metabolism and elimination44
4Drug interactions61
Pt. 2Fundamentals of pharmacodynamics and toxicodynamics73
5Drug receptors75
6Dose-response relationship90
7Drug toxicity101
8Treating drug overdose137
Pt. 3Drugs that replace, cure, or treat symptoms147
9Hormones149
10Chemotherapeutic agents164
11Drug treatment of symptoms: neuropharmacology and substance abuse181
12Cardiovascular drugs241
Pt. 4Drug development265
13Drug discovery by the pharmaceutical industry267
14Pharmaceutical development of drugs and the FDA299
15Animals in research316
16Alternative medicine341
AppThe History of drug abuse laws in the United States351
Glossary376
Answers to questions393
Index395

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