Principles of Pharmacology: A Tropical Approach

Principles of Pharmacology: A Tropical Approach

by D. T. Okpako
     
 

This volume provides a useful and informative introduction to basic pharmacological principles and practice in the context of tropical medicine and diseases.See more details below

Overview

This volume provides a useful and informative introduction to basic pharmacological principles and practice in the context of tropical medicine and diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521340953
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/22/1991
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.03(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. General Background to Drug Usage in the Tropics: 1. Traditional medicine; 2. The problems of availability and quality of modern drugs in the tropics; Part II. Fundamental Pharmacodynamic Principles: 3. Measurement of drug response; 4. Receptors and drug response; Part III. Fundamental Principles in Drug Disposition: 5. Drug administration and factors affecting drug metabolism; 6. Pharmacokinetic principles; Part IV. Factors Affecting Drug Metabolism: 7. The influence of malnutrition and food-derived intoxicants; 8. Genetic factors affecting drug action; Part V. Selective Toxicity: 9. Antimicrobial drugs; 10. Antiprotozoal drugs; 11. Anthelmintics; 12. Anticancer and antiviral drugs; 13. Drug resistance; 14. Strategies for the development of new drugs; Part VI. Systematic Pharmacology: 15. Drug targets in the nervous system; 16. Noradrenergic mechanisms; 17. Cholinergic mechanisms; 18. Anaesthesia; 19. Pain and inflammation; 20. Drugs acting on the central nervous system; 21. Cardiovascular and renal systems; 22. Haemopoietic system; 23. Endocrine system; 24. Local hormones (autocoids); Index.

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