Gift Guide

Pharmacology PreTest Self-Assessment and Review 13th Edition: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition [NOOK Book]


PreTest is the closest you can get to seeing the test before you take it!

500 USMLE-type ...

See more details below
Pharmacology PreTest Self-Assessment and Review 13th Edition: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49 price
(Save 38%)$16.99 List Price


PreTest is the closest you can get to seeing the test before you take it!

500 USMLE-type questions and answers!

"I think this is one of the best PreTests I have ever read!" -- David Scoville, Third Year MD/PhD Candidate, University of Kansas School of Medicine.

"PreTest Pharmacology is a properly organized, concise tool that will help any medical student preparing for shelf or board exams." -- Joe Bart, Fourth Year Medical Student, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton

Great for course review and the USMLE Step 1, Pharmacology PreTest asks the right questions so you’ll know the right answers. You’ll find 500 clinical-vignette style questions and answers along with complete explanations of correct and incorrect answers. The content has been reviewed by students who recently passed their exams, so you know you are studying the most relevant and up-to-date material possible. No other study guide targets what you really need to know in order to pass like PreTest!

Content that covers all the must-know topics:

General Principles, The Peripheral Nervous System: Autonomic and Somatic, The Central Nervous System, The Cardiovascular System, The Renal System and Diuretics, The Respiratory System: Asthma and COPD, Local Control Substances: Autacoids and Drugs for Inflammatory Processes, The Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition, The Endocrine System, Uterine Stimulants and Relaxants, Anti-Infectives, Cancer Chemotherapy and Immunosuppressants, Toxicology

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: The quality and diversity of the questions and responses in this 13th edition of a pharmacology review are markedly improved over previous editions.
Purpose: This book is designed to facilitate students' mastery of pharmacology required to pass course examinations and board certification examinations. Previous editions have been well received by students and this edition is significantly better.
Audience: It is intended for medical students, specifically to help them successfully complete of step 1 of USMLE. However, any healthcare professional student will find this helpful in the mastery of pharmacology for course examinations and board certification examinations.
Features: The 500 USMLE-type questions are appropriately divided amongst the subtopics taught in pharmacology courses and tested on board certification examinations. Most of the questions are clinical vignettes or scenarios, although some don't conform to the style or clarity of the USMLE questions. The explanations for each question are outstanding and all are referenced to Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th edition, Brunton et al. (McGraw Hill, 2006), or Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th edition, Katzung et al. (McGraw Hill, 2009). Significant improvements have been made in the integration of basic pharmacology content with basic information from preclinical disciplines, which is of great value for students who learn their pharmacology in an integrated curriculum. Students will find the table on generic drug name suffix of great value. Questions have been tested and reviewed by medical students in training. Reviews by students have been outstanding.
Assessment: Students in the healthcare professions have numerous excellent resources to aid in their mastery of pharmacology for courses and board certification examinations. This is one of the more popular series that is well received by students.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071625524
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/5/2010
  • Series: PreTest Basic Science
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 512
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Marshal Shlafer, PhD is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan. His research interests include mechanisms of cardiac ischemic and hypoxic damage by oxygen radicals and other oxidants; he also has an interest in medical education.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

General Principles

The Peripheral Nervous System: Autonomic and Somatic

The Central Nervous System

The Cardiovascular System

The Renal System and Diuretics

The Respiratory System: Asthma and COPD

Local Control Substances: Autacoids and Drugs for Inflammatory Processes

The Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition

The Endocrine System, Uterine Stimulants and Relaxants


Cancer Chemotherapy and Immunosuppressants

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)