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Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Edition

by James M. Ritter, DPhil FRCP FBPharmacolS FMedSci, Rod J. Flower, PhD DSc FBPharmacolS FMedSci FRS, Graeme Henderson, BSc PhD FBPharmacolS FSB and Humphrey P. Rang, MB BS MA DPhil Hon FBPharmacolS FMedSci FRS
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For 25 years, Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology has delivered the core basic and clinical science information required by students and healthcare practitioners worldwide. Authors H. P. Rang, J. M. Ritter, R. J. Flower, and G. Henderson have ensured that the 8th Edition of this easy-to-read, comprehensive text continues the tradition of excellence with new coverage of drugs affecting the skin and new components online at Student Consult.

    • Get the essential pharmacology information you need from one authoritative source with an outstanding global reputation for excellence.
    • Progress confidently through all relevant aspects of pharmacology, beginning with a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions through clinical uses of key groups of drugs.
    • Find important content quickly thanks to a color-coded layout that enables easy navigation and cross-referencing.
    • Master difficult concepts with Key Points boxes, Clinical Uses boxes, and full-color illustrations throughout.
    • Stay up to date with new information in the field, including an all-new chapter on drugs that affect the skin.
    • Take advantage of new and unique features online, including 500+ chapter-specific multiple choice questions for immediate self-assessment.
    • eBook version included! For the first time, you can access the entire book online or offline across all devices with the Student Consult eBook!
  • Section 1: General principles

    1. What is pharmacology?

    2. How drugs act: general principles

    3. How drugs act: molecular aspects

    4. How drugs act: cellular aspects—excitation, contraction and secretion

    5. Cell proliferation, apoptosis, repair and regeneration

    6. Cellular mechanisms: host defence

    7. Method and measurement in pharmacology

    8. Drug absorption and distribution

    9. Drug metabolism and elimination

    10. Pharmacokinetics

    11. Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and ‘personalised medicine’

    Section 2: Chemical mediators

    12. Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system

    13. Cholinergic transmission

    14. Noradrenergic transmission

    15. 5-Hydroxytryptamine and the pharmacology of migraine

    16. Purines

    17. Local hormones: cytokines, biologically active lipids, amines and peptides

    18. Cannabinoids

    19. Peptides and proteins as mediators

    20. Nitric oxide

    Section 3: Drugs affecting major organ systems

    21. The heart

    22. The vascular system

    23. Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism

    24. Haemostasis and thrombosis

    25. Haemopoietic system and treatment of anaemia

    26. Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs

    27. The respiratory system

    28. The kidney

    29. The gastrointestinal tract

    30. The control of blood glucose and drug treatment of diabetes mellitus

    31. Obesity

    32. The pituitary and the adrenal cortex

    33. The thyroid

    34. The reproductive system

    35. Bone metabolism

    Section 4: The nervous system

    36. Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system

    37. Amino acid transmitters

    38. Other transmitters and modulators

    39. Neurodegenerative diseases

    40. General anaesthetic agents

    41. Analgesic drugs

    42. Local anaesthetics and other drugs affecting sodium channels

    43. Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs

    44. Antiepileptic drugs

    45. Antipsychotic drugs

    46. Antidepressant drugs

    47. CNS stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs

    48. Drug addiction, dependence and abuse

    Section 5: Drugs used for the treatment of infections, cancer and immunological disorders

    49. Basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy

    50. Antibacterial drugs

    51. Antiviral drugs

    52. Antifungal drugs

    53. Antiprotozoal drugs

    54. Anthelminthic drugs

    55. Anticancer drugs

    Section 6: Special topics

    56. Individual variation and drug interaction

    57. Harmful effects of drugs

    58. Lifestyle drugs and drugs in sport

    59. Biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy

    60. Drug discovery and development

  • James M. Ritter, DPhil FRCP FBPharmacolS FMedSci, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, King’s College London, and Medical Research Director, Quintiles, London, UK, Rod J. Flower, PhD DSc FBPharmacolS FMedSci FRS, Professor, Biochemical Pharmacology, The William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London , London, UK, Graeme Henderson, BSc PhD FBPharmacolS FSB, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK and Humphrey P. Rang, MB BS MA DPhil Hon FBPharmacolS FMedSci FRS, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University College London, London, UK
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