USMLE Road Map Pharmacology

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Overview

Ideal for USMLE preparation and course review, the streamlined, easy-to-follow hierarchical outline format guides students through the most important aspects of each discipline. Extensive illustrations enhance the texts and convey difficult-to-understand concepts. Clinical correlations, numerous tables and charts, and USMLE-style questions in clinical vignette format help students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071399302
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Series: Lange Road Maps
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Using the Road Map Series for Successful Review vii
Acknowledgments ix
1 General Principles of Pharmacology 1
I. Definitions 1
II. Pharmacokinetic Principles 1
III. Pharmacodynamic Principles 6
IV. Drug Development and Regulation 10
Clinical Problems 11
Answers 12
2 Autonomic Nervous System Pharmacology 14
I. Autonomic Anatomy 14
II. Transmitter Biochemistry 14
III. Physiology of Autonomic Action 17
IV. Cholinomimetic Drugs 20
V. Cholinolytic Drugs and Pralidoxime 22
VI. Sympathomimetics 25
VII. Adrenoceptor Blockers 27
Clinical Problems 29
Answers 30
3 Drug Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases 31
I. Hypertension 31
II. Angina Pectoris 36
III. Heart Failure 38
IV. Cardiac Arrhythmias 41
V. Diuretics and Other Drugs Acting on the Kidney 43
Clinical Problems 47
Answers 48
4 Drugs for Allergy, Inflammation, and Blood and Immune Disorders 49
I. Histamine and Antihistaminics 49
II. Serotonin and Related Drugs 49
III. Eicosanoids 52
IV. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Drugs Used in Fever and Minor Pain and Headache 53
V. Drugs Used in Gout 54
VI. Antilipid Drugs 55
VII. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet Drugs, and Fibrinolytics 56
VIII. Drugs Used in Anemias and Other Disorders of Blood Formation 57
IX. Drugs Used in Asthma 59
Clinical Problems 61
Answers 62
5 Central Nervous System Drugs 64
I. Introduction to the Central Nervous System (CNS) Drugs 64
II. Sedative-Hypnotics 64
III. Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs) 69
IV. General Anesthetics 71
V. Local Anesthetics 72
VI. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 73
VII. Drugs for Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders 75
VIII. Drugs for Psychoses and Bipolar Disorder 77
IX. Antidepressants 79
X. Opioid Analgesics 81
XI. Drugs of Abuse 84
Clinical Problems 85
Answers 87
6 Hormones and Other Endocrine Agents 89
I. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs 89
II. Thyroid Drugs 90
III. Adrenal Steroids and Antagonists 91
IV. Gonadal Drugs, Antagonists, and Inhibitors 93
V. Pancreatic Drugs 94
VI. Drugs That Affect Bone Mineral Metabolism 98
Clinical Problems 98
Answers 100
7 Antimicrobial Agents: Antibiotics 102
I. Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis: Penicillins 102
II. Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis: Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, and Vancomycin 104
III. Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: Macrolides, Clindamycin, Tetracyclines, and Chloramphenicol 106
IV. Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: Aminoglycosides, Streptogramins, and Linezolid 108
V. Inhibitors of Folic Acid Synthesis: Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim 110
VI. Inhibitors of Nucleic Acid Synthesis: Fluoroquinolones 112
VII. Antimycobacterial Drugs 112
VIII. Miscellaneous Antimicrobials 114
Clinical Problems 115
Answers 117
8 Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Drugs 119
I. Antifungal Drugs 119
II. Antiviral Drugs 121
III. Antiparasitic Drugs 124
Clinical Problems 125
Answers 130
9 Anticancer Drugs and Immunopharmacology 132
I. Cancer Chemotherapy 132
II. Immunopharmacology 136
Clinical Problems 139
Answers 142
10 Toxicology 144
I. Introduction 144
II. Environmental Chemicals 144
III. Agricultural Chemicals 145
IV. Heavy Metals 146
V. Management of Poisoning 146
Clinical Problems 149
Answers 151
11 Special Topics 153
I. Gastrointestinal Pharmacology 153
II. Vaccines and Other Immunization Materials 155
III. Botanicals and Nutritional Supplements 156
IV. Drug Interactions 159
Clinical Problems 159
Answers 163
Appendix 165
Index 173
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