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Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource,5th Edition

by Derek G. Waller, BSc, DM, MBBS, FRCP and Tony Sampson, MA, PhD, FHEA, FBPharmacolS
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cover image - Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702071935
Page Count: 744
Imprint: Elsevier
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Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, now in its fifth edition, offers medical students all they need to know to become safe and effective prescribers. It forms a complete, integrated resource for basic pharmaceutical science, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, and therapeutics.


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  •  The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Key features include:

    • Clear, disease-based approach.

    • Presentation of how drugs are used in clinical practice.

    • Succinct explanations of the major pathogenic mechanisms of each disease and consequent clinical signs and symptoms.

    • Comprehensive reviews of major drug classes relevant to each disease.

    • Structured approach to the principles of disease management – outlining core principles of drug choice and planning a therapeutic regimen for common diseases.

    • Quick-reference drug compendia illustrating key similarities and differences among all BNF-listed drugs in each class.
    •  Comes with free e-book on StudentConsult.

    • New sections on key and evolving topics, including prescribing safety and pharmacovigilance.

    • Updated figures to further clarify complex areas.

    • Revised multiple-choice and case-based questions for self-assessment. 
  • SECTION 1 General principles

    1. Principles of pharmacology and mechanisms of drug action

    2. Pharmacokinetics

    3. Drug discovery, safety and efficacy

    4. The nervous system, neurotransmission and the peripheral autonomic nervous system

    SECTION 2 The cardiovascular system

    5. Ischaemic heart disease

    6. Systemic and pulmonary hypertension

    7. Heart failure

    8. Cardiac arrhythmias

    9. Cerebrovascular disease and dementia

    10. Peripheral vascular disease

    11. Haemostasis

    SECTION 3 The respiratory system

    12. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    13. Respiratory disorders: cough, respiratory stimulants, cystic fibrosis and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome

    SECTION 4 The renal system

    14. Diuretics

    15. Disorders of micturition

    16. Erectile dysfunction

    SECTION 5 The nervous system

    17. General anaesthetics

    18. Local anaesthetics

    19. Opioid analgesics and the management of pain

    20. Anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

    21. The major psychotic disorders: schizophrenia and mania

    22. Depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy

    23. Epilepsy

    24. Extrapyramidal movement disorders and spasticity

    25. Other neurological disorders: multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease and Guillain–Barré syndrome

    26. Migraine

    SECTION 6 The musculoskeletal system

    27. The neuromuscular junction and neuromuscular blockade

    28. Myasthenia gravis

    29. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    30. Rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory arthritides and osteoarthritis

    31. Hyperuricaemia and gout

    SECTION 7 The gastrointestinal system

    32. Nausea and vomiting

    33. Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease

    34. Inflammatory bowel disease

    35. Constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome

    36. Liver disease

    37. Obesity

    SECTION 8 The immune system

    38. The immune response and immunosuppressant drugs

    39. Antihistamines and allergic disease

    SECTION 9 The endocrine system and metabolism

    40. Diabetes mellitus

    41. The thyroid and control of metabolic rate

    42. Calcium metabolism and metabolic bone disease

    43. Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones

    44. Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids)

    45. Female reproduction

    46. Androgens and anabolic steroids

    47. Anaemia and haematopoietic colony-stimulating factors

    48. Lipid disorders

    SECTION 10 The skin and eyes

    49. Skin disorders

    50. The eye

    SECTION 11 Chemotherapy

    51. Chemotherapy of infections

    52. Chemotherapy of malignancy

    SECTION 12 General features: toxicity and prescribing

    53. Drug toxicity and overdose

    54. Substance abuse and dependence

    55. Prescribing, adherence and information about medicines

    56. Drug therapy in special situations

    Index

  • Derek G. Waller, BSc, DM, MBBS, FRCP, Consultant Cardiovascular Physician, Southampton General Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK and Tony Sampson, MA, PhD, FHEA, FBPharmacolS, Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine, Southampton, UK
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