Medical Pharmacology At A Glance

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Item#: 9781118902400
Edition 08
Author Neal, Michael
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Medical Pharmacology at a Glanceis recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best-seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology.<
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/>This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects.<
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/>Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision,Medical Pharmacology at a Glancefeatures:<
/>• The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion<
/>• Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning<
/>• An emphasis on drug mechanisms<
/>• References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action<
/>• Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers<
/>• A companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology featuring online cases and flashcards

Table of Contents
Preface viiAcknowledgements viiFurther reading viiiHow to use your textbook ixAbout the companion website x1 Introduction: principles of drug action 22 Drug&receptor interactions 43 Drug absorption, distribution and excretion 64 Drug metabolism 85 Local anaesthetics 106 Drugs acting at the neuromuscular junction 127 Autonomic nervous system 148 Autonomic drugs acting at cholinergic synapses 169 Drugs acting on the sympathetic system 1810 Ocular pharmacology 2011 Asthma, hay fever and anaphylaxis 2212 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract I: peptic ulcer 2413 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract II: motility and secretions 2614 Drugs acting on the kidney: diuretics 2815 Drugs used in hypertension 3016 Drugs used in angina 3217 Antiarrhythmic drugs 3418 Drugs used in heart failure 3619 Drugs used to affect blood coagulation 3820 Lipid-lowering drugs 4021 Agents used in anaemias 4222 Central transmitter substances 4423 General anaesthetics 4624 Anxiolytics and hypnotics 4825 Antiepileptic drugs 5026 Drugs used in Parkinson&s disease 5227 Antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics) 5428 Drugs used in affective disorders: antidepressants 5629 Opioid analgesic 5830 Drugs used in nausea and vertigo (antiemetics) 6031 Drug misuse and dependence 6232 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 6433 Corticosteroids 6634 Sex hormones and drugs 6835 Thyroid and antithyroid drugs 7036 Antidiabetic agents 7237 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit nucleic acid synthesis: sulphonamides, trimethoprim, quinolones and nitroimidazoles 7438 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit cell wall synthesis: penicillins, cephalosporins and vancomycin 7639 Antibacterial drugs that inhibit protein synthesis: aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides and chloramphenicol 7840 Antifungal drugs 8041 Antiviral drugs 8242 Drugs acting on parasites I: helminths (worms) 8443 Drugs acting on parasites II: protozoa 8644 Drugs used in cancer 8845 Immunosuppressants and antirheumatoid drugs 9046 Poisoning 9247 Adverse drug reactions 94Case studies and questions 96Answers 98Index 102