Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

by Derek G. Waller, Andrew G. Renwick, Keith Hillier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0702022721

ISBN-13: 9780702022722

Pub. Date: 12/10/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This book covers the whole gamut of pharmacology from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through clinical pharmacology to therapeutics. This integrative approach is in line with the new medical curricula. The first section covers the basic principles, followed by the bulk of the book organized by body systems. The book ends with sections on toxicity

Overview

This book covers the whole gamut of pharmacology from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through clinical pharmacology to therapeutics. This integrative approach is in line with the new medical curricula. The first section covers the basic principles, followed by the bulk of the book organized by body systems. The book ends with sections on toxicity and prescribing practice. Each chapter ends with case histories, multiple choice questions and a table presentation of all common drugs within a particular class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702022722
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/10/2001
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

General Principles. Sites and mechanisms of drug action. Pharmokinetics. Drug discovery, evaluation and safety. Introduction to the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system.Cardiovascular system. Ischaemic heart disease. Hypertension. Heart failure. Cardiac arrhythmias. Cerebrovascular disease and dementia. Peripheral vascular disease. Haemostasis.Respiratory system. Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease. Other respiratory problems.Renal system. Diuretics. Bladder dysfunction. Erectile failure.Nervous system.General anaesthetics. Local anaesthetics. Opioid analgesics. Anxioulytes, sedatives and hypnotics. Psychotic disorders. Depression. Epilepsy. Extrapyramidal disorders and spasticity. Migraine.Musculoskeletal system. Neuromuscular blockade. Treatment of myasthenia gravis. Inflammatory arthritis. NSAIDs. Drugs specifically for gout.Gastrointestinal system. Nausea and vomiting. Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease. Inflammatory bowel disease. Constipation and diarrhoea. Obesity.Immune system. The immune response. Allergic disease. Immunomodulator drugs.Endocrine system and metabolic disease. Diabetes mellitus. Thyroid disease. Calcium metabolism. Pituitary and hypothalmic hormones. Corticosteroid hormones. Female reproductive system. Androgens and anabolic steroids. Anaemia. Lipids. Skin disorders. Skin disorders.The eye. Eye disorders.Chemotherapy. Infection. Malignancy.Drug toxicity. Drug toxicity and overdose. Drugs of abuse.Drug prescribing.Prescribing and information for patients. Drug therapy in special situations.

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