Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

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9780632033737: Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

The "At a Glance" series sets out to summarize the essential information about a particular subject for the student requiring a quick introduction or a guide to revision. This is done by taking each aspect of the subject in turn and condensing it into a two-page spread with a schematic diagram on the left and a concise explanation on the right. Retaining the very visual presentation of the first edition, this book has been revised fully, ensuring that developments in the field of medical pharmacology have been taken into account. New chapters cover antifungal and antiviral drugs, antiprotozoal drugs, and drug misuse and dependence.

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The best-selling Medical Pharmacology at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision to the principles of pharmacology. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear, informative line diagrams illustrating the essential points. This new edition of Medical Pharmacology at a Glance: Contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right as to how the drugs produce their effects and an outline of their uses. Has been thoroughly revised and updated. Medical Pharmacology at a Glance will continue to appeal to all medical students - ideal pharmacology revision and for use during clinical placements. An essential buy for students, junior doctors and scientists requiring a succinct and lucid account of medical pharmacology. Reviews of the last edition "..this book does exactly what it says on the label. It provides an "at-a-glance" summary of pharmacology in 45 easily digested, bite-sized chunks...The writing is sharp, terse and unambiguous...Any student wanting a concise and accurate overview of pharmacology could do no better than start with this book." The Pharmaceutical Journal "I won't beat around the bush: if you are a pre-clinical medical student and you don't already own this book, buy it...There isn't really another book out there which can complete with this title...The "At a Glance" series has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and this book remains the best of the lot...I would strongly urge you to get this book. There aren't many books out there which I think every student should own. This is one of them." GKT Gazette, March 2003

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The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations.

Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond.
Everything you need to know about Medical Pharmacology...at a Glance!

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and in full-colour, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of medical pharmacology to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance:

  • Addresses the key principles of medical pharmacology that are central to medicine
  • Contains full-colour artwork throughout, making the subject easy to understand
  • Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right
  • Contains 10 self-assessment cases
  • Explains the mechanisms involved in pharmacological processes and covers the mode of action and effects of drugs in clinical medicine
  • Discusses the mechanisms of action of each drug, indicating the therapeutics of choice for specific conditions
  • Covers basic principles of drug action; drug-receptor interactions; drug absorption, distribution and excretion; drug metabolism; how drugs act on specific body systems; and how drugs are used in a variety of common complaints
  • Includes the latest changes in pharmacology and the British Pharmacological Society Core Curriculum

This book is an invaluable resource for all medical students just starting their study of medical pharmacology and for those approaching finals, for pharmacology students, junior doctors and residents.

Review of previous editions

"...Any student wanting a concise and accurate overview of pharmacology could do no better than start with this book."
The Pharmaceutical Journal

"...There isn't really another book out there which can complete with this title... The "at a Glance" series has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and this book remains the best of the lot."
GKT Gazette

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