Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions, 5th Edition / Edition 5

Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by Ruth R. Levine
     
 

This is a revised and updated edition of Dr. Levine's classic textbook on basic pharmacological principles and the general concepts of chemical-biological interactions with the human body. Originally written for students majoring in sciences and the humanities, it has been widely accepted by pharmacology students, medical students, pharmacy students, graduate nurses,… See more details below

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This is a revised and updated edition of Dr. Levine's classic textbook on basic pharmacological principles and the general concepts of chemical-biological interactions with the human body. Originally written for students majoring in sciences and the humanities, it has been widely accepted by pharmacology students, medical students, pharmacy students, graduate nurses, veterinary students and other allied health students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850707806
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
569

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1The Heritage of Pharmacology1
2The Scope of Pharmacology17
3How Drugs Act on the Living Organism27
4How Drugs Reach their Site of Action: I. General Principles of Passage of Drugs Across Biologic Barriers51
5How Drugs Reach their Site of Action: II. Absorption75
6How Drugs Reach their Site of Action: III. Distribution107
7How the Actions of Drugs are Terminated: I. Excretion123
8How the Actions of Drugs are Terminated: II. Biotransformation151
9General Principles of the Quantitative Aspects of Drug Action: I. Dose-Response Relationships181
10General Principles of the Quantitative Aspects of Drug Action: II. Time-Response Relationships219
11Factors Modifying the Effects of Drugs in Individuals: I. Variability in Response Attributable to the Biologic System259
12Factors Modifying the Effects of Drugs in Individuals: II. Variability in Response Attributable to the Conditions of Administration287
13Drug Toxicity323
14How Drugs Alter Physiologic Function: A Recapitulation367
15The Pharmacologic Aspects of Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence389
16The Development and Evaluation of New Drugs425
Glossary453
App. 1Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract475
App. 2Drugs Influencing Renal Function485
App. 3Chemotherapy491
App. 4Drugs Used to Alter the Perception of and Response to Pain503
App. 5Sedatives and Hypnotics521
App. 6Drugs Used in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders527
App. 7Central Nervous System Stimulants535
App. 8Weights and Measures541
Index545

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