Pharmacology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 4

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Pharmacology, 4th Edition helps you master the "must-know" concepts in this subject and how they apply to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making. This concise yet comprehensive text clearly explains and illustrates challenging concepts and helps you retain the material- from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice.

  • Quickly reference essential information thanks to abundant tables throughout, and drug classification boxes at the beginning of each chapter.
  • See how pharmacology applies to practice with real-world case studies.
  • Prepare for exams with self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Understand complex concepts visually with the aid of superb full-color illustrations.
  • Access the complete contents online at, along with an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style questions, animations, and more.
  • Learn the latest pharmacologic mechanisms and applications with new and updated drug information throughout.
  • Be aware of new "off label" uses, including important FDA regulations.
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US Student: “Great format and chapter outline. The descriptions are very concise and have great information. The tables with the side effect comparisons of drugs in the same category are wonderful. The pictures that describe the mechanisms of action help illustrate and assist you in remembering the material.”

"This pharmacology textbook is one of the best for teaching a basic pharmacology course. This third edition is markedly improved over the earlier ones. Although designed especially for osteopathic and allopathic medical students, this book also would serve as an excellent text for pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health professions students who are required to take a basic pharmacology course. This book will function as a useful text for both discipline-based and integration-based curricula. Weighted Numerical Score: 98 - 5 Stars!" - Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD(University of Kansas Medical Center), from Doody’s Reviews

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Reviewer: Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a popular textbook for students who are studying pharmacology for the first time or are preparing for certification examinations.
Purpose: The authors state that it is intended primarily for students who are taking their first course in pharmacology, but it also will be useful for those who are preparing to take medical board or licensing examinations. This book serves both roles very well.
Audience: It is adequate for any student who is required to take pharmacology in their curriculum or prepare for licensure examinations such as those pursuing medical, pharmacy, nursing, or other health professional degrees.
Features: The book is organized similar to any traditional pharmacology textbook, starting out with a section on principles of pharmacology followed by individual sections discussing the pharmacology of the composite of therapeutic entities. A uniform format is used from chapter to chapter — each one begins with a box classifying the drugs discussed in the chapter followed by an overview, including germane pathophysiology, plus a discussion of the drugs organized according to mechanisms of action, physiological effects, pharmacokinetic properties, adverse effects and interactions, and clinical uses. For ease of learning, the book includes several excellently designed full-color illustrations and summary tables. Each chapter has a relevant clinical case plus discussion and ends with a summary of important points and relevant review questions with answers and explanations. A scratch-off pin number provides access to the full text online as well as other study features, including 150 USMLE-style questions, animations, etc.
Assessment: This popular pharmacology textbook improves with each edition and rivals Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 12th edition, Katzung et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2012), as the most required textbook for pharmacology courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455702824
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 297,525
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK

Professor of Pharmacology, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

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Table of Contents

Section I: Principles of Pharmacology Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology Chapter 2 Pharmacokinetics Chapter 3 Pharmacodynamics Chapter 4 Drug Development and Safety

Section II: Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology Chapter 5 Intorduction to Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology Chapter 6 Acetylcholine Receptor Agents Chapter 7 Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists Chapter 8 Adrenoceptor Agonists Chapter 9 Adrenoceptor Antagonists

Section III: Cardiovascular, Renal and Hematological Pharmacology Chapter 10 Antihypertensive Drugs Chapter 11 Antianginal Drugs Chapter 12 Drugs for Heart Failure Chapter 13 Diuretics Chapter 14 Antiarrythmic Drugs Chapter 15 Drugs for Hyperlipidemia Chapter 16 Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Fibrionolytic Drugs Chapter 17 Hematopoietic Drugs

Section IV: Central Nervous System Pharmacology Chapter 18 Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology Chapter 19 Sedative-Hypnotic and Axiolytic Drugs Chapter 20 Antiepileptic Drugs Chapter 21 Local and General Anesthetics Chapter 22 Psychotherapeutic Drugs Chapter 23 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists Chapter 24 Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases Chapter 25 Drugs of Abuse

Section V: Pharmacology of the Respiratory and Other Systems Chapterr 26 Autocoid Drugs Chapter 27 Drugs for Respiratory Tract Disorders Chapter 28 Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders Chapter 29 Drugs for Headache Disorders Chapter 30 Drugs for Pain, Inflammation, and Arthritic Disorders

Section VI: Endocrine Pharmacology Chapter 31 Hypothalmic and Pituitary Drugs Chapter 33 Adrenal Steroids and Regulated Drugs Chapter 34 Drugs Affecting Fertility and Reproduction Chapter 35 Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus Chapter 36 Drugs Affecting Calcium and Bone

Section VII: Chemotherapy Chapter 37 Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Chapter 38 Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis Chapter 39 Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis Chapter 40 Quinolones, Antifolate Drugs, and Other Antimicrobial Agents Chapter 41 Antimycobacterial Drugs Chapter 42 Antifungal Drugs Chapter 43 Antiviral Drugs Chapter 44 Antiparasitic Drugs Chapter 45 Antineoplastic and Immunomodulating Drugs

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