Rang & Dale's Pharmacology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 7

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Overview

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology provides you with all the knowledge you need to get through your pharmacology course and beyond. Drs. Humphrey P. Rang, Maureen M. Dale, James M. Ritter, Rod Flower, and Graeme Henderson present a clear and accessible approach to the analysis of therapeutic agents at the cellular and molecular level through detailed diagrams, full-color illustrations, and pedagogical features. Plus, USMLE-style review questions and additional learning tools online at studentconsult.com make this the perfect resource to turn to for a full understanding of key concepts in pharmacology.

• Access the fully searchable text online at studentconsult.com, along with 500 USMLE-style multiple-choice review questions, and online only references.
• Find and cross-reference information quickly using a color-coded layout that makes navigation easy.
• Effectively understand and review key concepts through detailed diagrams and full-color illustrations that clarify even the most complex concepts.
• Reinforce your learning with key points boxes and clinical uses boxes that highlight crucial information and clinical applications.

• Apply current best practices and clinical applications through thoroughly updated and revised drug information.
• Stay current with the latest developments in the field thanks to major updates in chapters such as How Drugs Act; Amino Acid Transmitters; Analgesic Drugs; Antidepressant Drugs; and Drug Addiction, Dependence & Abuse.
• Tap into comprehensive content tailored to your courses with new and reorganized chapters on Host Defense; Inflammatory Mediators; Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine; Hydroxytoptomine & The Pharmacy of Migraine; and Purines.

Build your basic and clinical pharmacology knowledge with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use text

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"This textbook nimbly covers a wide, complex subject without dumbing it down...It's easy to read (in bite sized chunks) and the liberal use of colour, and high quality paper, add a feel-good factor". BMA Awards 2007, review of the previous edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702034718
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 547,085
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: General principles

1. What is pharmacology?

2. How drugs act: general principles

3. How drugs act: molecular aspects

4. How drugs act: cellular aspects-excitation, contraction and secretion

5. Cell proliferation, apoptosis, repair and regeneration

6. Cellular mechanisms: host defence

7. Method and measurement in pharmacology

8. Drug absorption and distribution

9. Drug metabolism and elimination

10. Pharmacokinetics

11. Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and ‘personalised medicine’

Section 2: Chemical mediators

12. Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system

13. Cholinergic transmission

14. Noradrenergic transmission

15. 5-Hydroxytryptamine and the pharmacology of migraine

16. Purines

17. Local hormones: cytokines, biologically active lipids, amines andpeptides

18. Cannabinoids

19. Peptides and proteins as mediators

20. Nitric oxide

Section 3: Drugs affecting major organ systems

21. The heart

22. The vascular system

23. Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism

24. Haemostasis and thrombosis

25. Haemopoietic system and treatment of anaemia

26. Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs

27. The respiratory system

28. The kidney

29. The gastrointestinal tract

30. The control of blood glucose and drug treatment of diabetes mellitus

31. Obesity

32. The pituitary and the adrenal cortex

33. The thyroid

34. The reproductive system

35. Bone metabolism

Section 4: The nervous system

36. Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system

37. Amino acid transmitters

38. Other transmitters and modulators

39. Neurodegenerative diseases

40. General anaesthetic agents

41. Analgesic drugs

42. Local anaesthetics and other drugs affecting sodium channels

43. Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs

44. Antiepileptic drugs

45. Antipsychotic drugs

46. Antidepressant drugs

47. CNS stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs

48. Drug addiction, dependence and abuse

Section 5: Drugs used for the treatment of infections, cancer and immunological disorders

49. Basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy

50. Antibacterial drugs

51. Antiviral drugs

52. Antifungal drugs

53. Antiprotozoal drugs

54. Anthelminthic drugs

55. Anticancer drugs

Section 6: Special topics

56. Individual variation and drug interaction

57. Harmful effects of drugs

58. Lifestyle drugs and drugs in sport

59. Biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy

60. Drug discovery and development

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