Medical Pharmacology at a Glanceby Michael J. Neal
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Widely recognised as the best starting point for pharmacology study, the internationally best-selling Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is an ideal companion for all students of the health sciences.
Key principles are supported by coloured schematic diagrams - invaluable as both an introduction to medical pharmacology, and revision in the run-up to pharmacology exams.
Revised and thoroughly updated throughout, and reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance:
- Introduces the basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion
- Bases chapters on diseases and syndromes, for clinically-focused learning
- Includes references to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action
- Indicates the therapeutics of choice for specific disorders and conditions
- Features cross references between discussion of drug classes and diseases
- Includes self-assessment cases studies with full answers, for revision and review
- Features a new chapter on immunosuppressants and antirheumatoid drugs
Now includes a brand new companion website, with cases and fully downloadable flashcards, at ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology
Description: This is the eighth edition of a concise British review of pharmacology.
Purpose: It is intended as an elementary, concise introduction to pharmacology for medical students. It achieves this goal with great clarity. The ebook version, along with the companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology, provide multiple formats for various study styles.
Audience: Although this book is written for medical students, it would suffice for any students in the health professions who require the mastery of pharmacology for their curriculum and certification exams. Although this is a British publication, there are very few drugs listed that would not be part of a U.S. drug armamentarium, thereby making this a valuable resource for students preparing for the USMLE.
Features: The book consists of 47 double-paged chapters, each of which covers a specific topic just about equivalent to a 60-minute lecture. Each topic is introduced with a well-designed, concise multicolored diagram on the upper left page followed by a concise narrative that summarizes key information and drugs included in that topic. The early chapters are devoted to pharmacodynamics (drug actions) and pharmacokinetics (drug disposition) principles. Subsequent chapters are based on drugs used to treat specific diseases or syndromes. The emphasis in each chapter is on drug mechanisms exploited in targeting the pathophysiology of diseases and clinical syndromes. The book concludes with 14 well thought out cases that highlight some very important facets of medical therapeutics. Answers and explanations of the cases appear in the last chapter.
Assessment: This is a very worthwhile review book for students who must master pharmacology for curriculum or certification examinations.
Meet the Author
Michael J. Neal is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, King's College London
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