Principles of medical pharmacology /
edited by Harold Kalant, Denis M. Grant, Jane Mitchell.
edition
7th ed.
imprint
Toronto : Saunders Elsevier, c2007.
description
xvii, 1022 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
0779699459 (pbk.) :, 9780779699452
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imprint
Toronto : Saunders Elsevier, c2007.
isbn
0779699459 (pbk.) :
9780779699452
general note
Previous ed.: 1998.
catalogue key
5920076
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition includes new case studies, overview chapters on second messenger systems and the nervous and cardiovascular systems, and sections on topics such as drug-resistant TB and pharmacogenetics.
Main Description
Principles of Medical Pharmacology covers all aspects of medical pharmacology, making it the ideal text for students in pharmacology courses in medicine, biological sciences, pharmacy, and dentistry. The book provides a solid foundation of the principles of pharmacology. Principles are explained through the use of practical examples and case studies. The text covers all aspects of medical pharmacology, including a comprehensive discussion of the clinically important features of pharmacokinetics. This new Seventh Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest research in the field. Most chapters have been extensively rewritten, with many new authors involved in the preparation of this edition. More chapters written by clinician-investigators, with increased clinical information on factors determining choice and use of drugs Thoroughly updated information throughout to reflect the latest published research in the field New chapters on drugs used in dermatology; herbal remedies and dietary supplements; and clinical pharmacological principles in the pharmacotherapy of hypertension Completely revised content dealing with pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics; cardiovascular system overview; digitalis glycosides and other positive inotropic agents; drugs and the respiratory system; diuretics; drugs affecting hemostasis; drugs affecting erythropoiesis; pharmacotherapy of acid-peptic disorders; drugs used in treatment of intestinal motility disorders; drugs, alcohol and the liver; antiseptics, and disinfectants and sterilization; and poisonings and antidotal therapy New content on drug transporters and their role in drug resistance; antispasticity drugs; new drugs for Parkinsons, and their adverse effects; COX-2 inhibitors; rennin inhibitors; antibiotic-resistant organisms; new antiviral drugs; infectious disease control in hospitals; and molecular biological targets for anticancer medications Comprehensive discussion of the clinically important features of pharmacokinetics Expanded use of case histories to demonstrate the clinical relevance of basic pharmacology Enlarged Suggested Readings lists at the end of each chapter, with the addition of important electronic reference resources and online databases With 61 contributors
Main Description
Principles of Medical Pharmacology covers all aspects of medical pharmacology, making it the ideal text for students in pharmacology courses in medicine, biological sciences, pharmacy, and dentistry. The book provides a solid foundation of the principles of pharmacology. Principles are explained through the use of practical examples and case studies. The text covers all aspects of medical pharmacology, including a comprehensive discussion of the clinically important features of pharmacokinetics. This new Seventh Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest research in the field. Most chapters have been extensively rewritten, with many new authors involved in the preparation of this edition. More chapters written by clinician-investigators, with increased clinical information on factors determining choice and use of drugs Thoroughly updated information throughout to reflect the latest published research in the field New chapters on drugs used in dermatology; herbal remedies and dietary supplements; and clinical pharmacological principles in the pharmacotherapy of hypertension Completely revised content dealing with pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics; cardiovascular system overview; digitalis glycosides and other positive inotropic agents; drugs and the respiratory system; diuretics; drugs affecting hemostasis; drugs affecting erythropoiesis; pharmacotherapy of acid-peptic disorders; drugs used in treatment of intestinal motility disorders; drugs, alcohol and the liver; antiseptics, and disinfectants and sterilization; and poisonings and antidotal therapy New content on drug transporters and their role in drug resistance; antispasticity drugs; new drugs for Parkinson's, and their adverse effects; COX-2 inhibitors; rennin inhibitors; antibiotic-resistant organisms; new antiviral drugs; infectious disease control in hospitals; and molecular biological targets for anticancer medications Comprehensive discussion of the clinically important features of pharmacokinetics Expanded use of case histories to demonstrate the clinical relevance of basic pharmacology Enlarged Suggested Readings lists at the end of each chapter, with the addition of important electronic reference resources and online databases With 61 contributors
Table of Contents
General Principles of Pharmacology
Introduction to General Pharmacology
Drug Solubility, Absorption, and Movement Across Body
Membranes Drug
Distribution Drug
Biotransformation
Pharmacokinetics: Principles and Clinical Applications
Drug Clearance by Specific Organs
Dose-Response Relationships Drug
Receptors Signal
Transduction Systems
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
Autonomic Nervous System and Neuromuscular Junction
Functional and Neurochemical Organization of the Autonomic Nervous System
Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonists
Adrenoceptor Agonists
Adrenoceptor Antagonists
Neuromuscular Transmission and Drugs (Muscle Relaxants)
Central Nervous System
Functional and Neurochemical
Organization of the Central Nervous System
Drugs Modifying Movement Control
Antiseizure Drugs
Opioids Analgesics and Antagonists
General Anesthetics
Local Anesthetics
The Alcohols Anxiolytics and Hypnotics
Antipsychotics Antidepressant and Mood Stabilizing Agents
Hallucinogens and Psychotomimetics
Mediators and Modifiers of Tissue Responses
The Eicosanoids Autocoids Histamine and Antihistamines
Anti-inflammatory Analgesics
Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular System
Overview and Organization Digitalis
Glycosides and Other Positive Inotropic Agents
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Vasodilators and the Pharmacological
Treatment of Hypertension
Dyslipidemias and Antihyperlipidemic Drugs
Respiratory, Renal, and Blood Systems
Drugs and the Respiratory System
Diuretics Drugs
Affecting Hemostasis Drugs
Affecting Erythropoiesis Immune System
Organization, Modulation, and Pharmacology
Gastrointestinal System
Pharmacotherapy of Acid-Peptic Disorders
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Intestinal Motility
Disorders and Inflammatory Disease
Drugs, Alcohol, and the Liver
Endocrine Systems
Vasopressin, Oxytocin, and Uterotonic Drugs
Thyroid Hormones and Antihyperthyroid Drugs
Gonadtropic and Gonadal Hormones
Insulin and Other Antidiabetic Drugs
Adrenocortical Steroid Hormones
Anti-Infective Chemotherapy
Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
Antimicrobial Agents that Act on Bacterial Cell
Wall Formation Antimicrobial and Antifungal Agents that Act on Cell
Membranes Antimicrobial Agents that Affect the Synthesis of Cellular Proteins Drugs
Affecting Cellular Nucleic Acid Synthesis
Chemotherapy of Common Parasitic Infections
Antiviral Agents Antiseptics, Disinfectants, and Sterilization Antineoplastic Drugs
Antineoplastic Chemotherapy, Immunopharmacology
Sources of Individual Variation in Drug Response
Adverse Drug Reactions
Drug Interactions
Perinatal Pharmacology Geriatric
Clinical Pharmacology Vitamins and Other Micronutrients
Herbal Preparations and Nutritional Supplements
Drugs Altering Bone Metabolism for the Treatment of Osteoporosis
Drugs Used in Dermatology Chemical Carcinogenesis
Chemical Teratogenesis Behavioral Pharmacology Drug
Abuse and Drug Dependence
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