Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

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9780865427198: Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

The At A Glance series sets out to summarise the essential information about a particular subject for the student requiring a quick introduction or a guide to revision. This is achieved by taking each part 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, which repeats some of what is shown in the drawings and adds further basic information.

This book presents a broad look at pharmacology with the aid of a series of thoughtfully constructed sketches to show the mechanisms involved in pharmacological processes. It 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 (including peptic ulcer, hypertension, diabetes and cancer).

This third edition features two new sections on poisons and drug interactions, and inserts new material on the role of immunotherapy, nitric oxide, and a discussion of 'second messengers.'

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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 sets out to summarise the essential information about a particular subject for the student requiring a quick introduction or a guide to revision. This is achieved by taking each part 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 which repeats some of what is in the drawings and adds further basic information.

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