A Pharmacology Primer: Theory, Application and Methods

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Pharmaceutical companies continue to face a growing need for scientists trained in the basics of pharmacology. At GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceuticals world-leader, Terry Kenakin regularly teaches this course and has drawn on his valuable experience to write A Pharmacology Primer. This guide has been designed especially for scientists trained in molecular biology and related fields who now need to know the basic theories, principles and practical applications of pharmacology.

Important chapters cover: Drug Receptor Theory; Drug Antagonism; The Drug Discovery Process; Pharmacological Assay Formats; Statistics & Experimental Design; and many more!

A Pharmacology Primer is stocked with helpful resources -- derivations of all formulae in every chapter, a glossary and appendices, scores of full-color illustrations -- that further enhance the value and utility of this book.

* 185 illustrations and figures, four-color throughout
* Bulleted lists at the end of each section sum up main topics
* Glossary of Pharmacological Terms included for quick reference

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A primer for professionals in industry and research who need to know the basics of pharmacology

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Designed for scientists who need to know the basics, A Pharmacology Primer provides a complete overview -- from the study of dose-response relationships and interpretation of tissue responses to the mechanisms by which drugs can elicit and inhibit cellular function. Terry Kenakin has drawn on his valuable experience as a research pharmacologist to put together this indispensable resource on the theories, principles, and applications of pharmacology.

Each well-organized chapter guides readers through levels of increasing detail -- beginning with general concepts before moving on to methods used to estimate drug parameters, and then finishing with quantitative derivations of models and methods.

Important topics include: Drug Receptor Theory; Drug Antagonism; The Drug Discovery Process; Pharmacological Assay Formats; Interpretation of Drug Phenotypical Behavior; and Statistics & Experimental Design.

A Pharmacology Primer is stocked with helpful tools that insure a broad level of comprehension:

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* Derivations of all formulae in every chapter
* Step-by-step guides for the standard methods of measuring drug activity
* Scores of full-color illustrations
* Bulleted lists of each section's key points
* Comprehensive glossary of pharmacological terms

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