The most current, authoritative, and comprehensive pharmacology book for medical, pharmacy, and other health science students. Widely respected for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and organization, this pharmacology course book presents the essential concepts that students need to know about the science of pharmacology and their application. Focuses on the basic principles of each drug group as well as the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects.
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The most widely used, up to date, and authoritative pharmacology text in medicine.
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Recognized as the leading pharmacology text among students and professionals, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology offers an unparalleled understanding of basic pharmacologic principles and clinical use of drugs.
*Authoritative, readable presentation of the scientific basis of pharmacology and its implications in clinical drug therapy
*Organized by drug groups and prototypes
*Rigorously updated throughout, including coverage of antiarrhythmic drugs, antidiabetic drugs, anthelmintics, antiviral drugs, and drugs used for gastrointestinal conditions
*New focus on important developments in pharmacology based on genetically modified mice (“knockout” and “knockin” mice)
*Mechanism of action and toxicities of traditional and newer drugs
*Treatment strategies and drugs of choice for all major diseases
*Numerous reader-friendly features such as special interest boxes, list of common preparations, and dosage information
*Unique, evidence-based chapters on drugs of abuse, special aspects of perinatal, pediatric, and geriatric pharmacology, and herbal medications and nutritional supplements
*More than 500 illustrations and tables
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071219315