Pharmacology / Edition 2

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"This is an excellent review of pharmacology for the student who is looking to identify his/her strengths and weaknesses prior to the exam." -- Alexis Dallara, Fourth Year Medical Student, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

"The beauty of this text is that it includes essential pharmacology concepts in a compact book that can be quickly referenced and read multiple times during the course of a student's studies. I would definitely recommend it to any medical student." -- Rosalyn Pham, Fourth Year Medical Student, University of Washington Medical School

Deja Review: Pharmacology boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column "flashcard" Q&A format--specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero-in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses so you can excel on your course exams and the USMLE Step 1.

  • Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content
  • Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions
  • Portable size for study on the go--fits in your white coat pocket
  • Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071627290
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Series: Deja Review Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 366,966
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author

Jessica Gleason, MD is resident at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. She received her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and graduated with honors from Stony Brook with a degree in Pharmacology.

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Table of Contents

Faculty Reviewer/Student Reviewers xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 Basic Principles 1

Pharmacokinetics 1

Pharmacodynamics 9

Clinical Vignettes 17

Chapter 2 Antimicrobial Agents 19

Antibacterial Agents 19

Antifungal Agents 30

Antiviral Agents 34

Antiprotozoal Agents 40

Antihelminthic Agents 45

Clinical Vignettes 47

Chapter 3 Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents 49

Basic Pharmacology of Cancer Chemotherapeutics 49

Chapter 4 Autonomic Agents 55

Cholinergic Agents 55

Adrenergic Agents 64

Clinical Vignettes 71

Chapter 5 CNS Agents 73

General and Local Anesthetics 73

Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists 79

Anxiolytic and Sedative-Hypnotic Agents 82

Antidepressant Agents 87

Agents for Manic-Depression 91

Antipsychotic Agents 93

Agents for Parkinson Disease 95

Anticonvulsant Agents 99

Agents for Migraine 103

Clinical Vignettes 104

Chapter 6 Cardiovascular/Renal Agents 107

Antiarrhythmic (Antidysrrhythmic) Agents 107

Congestive Heart Failure Agents 115

Antianginal Agents 117

Antihypertensive Agents 119

Antihyperlipidemic Agents 127

Anticoagulation Agents 129

Clinical Vignettes 135

Chapter 7 Pulmonary Agents 137

Drugs for Asthma 137

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Agents 140

Antitussive Agents 141

Agents for Allergic Rhinitis 141

Agents for Respiratory Distress Syndrome 142

Agents for Cystic Fibrosis 143

Clinical Vignettes 143

Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal Agents 145

Agents for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 145

Agents for Peptic Ulcer Disease 148

Agents for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 150

Agents for Nausea and Vomiting 151

Agents for Diarrhea and Constipation 152

Clinical Vignettes 155

Chapter 9 Endocrine Agents 157

Agents for Diabetes Mellitus 157

Agents for Diabetes Insipidus 162

Agents for Thyroid Disorders 163

Adrenal Steroids 165

Androgens and Anti-Androgens 168

Estrogens and Anti-Estrogens-Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators 169

Progestins and Antiprogestins 172

Clinical Vignettes 173

Chapter 10 Anti-Inflammatory Agents and p-Aminophenol Derivatives (Acetaminophen) 175

Clinical Vignettes 181

Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Topics in Pharmacology 183

Immunosuppressive Agents 183

Agents for Obesity 185

Agents for Osteoporosis 186

Agents for Erectile Dysfunction 187

Agents for Rheumatoid Arthritis 188

Agents for Gout 190

Retinoids 191

Herbal Medications 192

Substance Abuse and Tolerance 193

Toxicology 195

Clinical Vignettes 196

Appendix 197

Suggested Readings 199

Index 201

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