Medical pharmacology & therapeutics / Derek G. Waller, Anthony P. Sampson.

By: Waller, Derek [author.]
Contributor(s): Sampson, Anthony P, 1962- [author.]
Publisher: Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2018Edition: Fifth editionDescription: 1 online resource (ix, 729 pages) : color illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780702071935; 0702071935; 9780702071904; 0702071900Uniform titles: Medical pharmacology and therapeutics Subject(s): Pharmacology | Chemotherapy | Pharmaceutical Preparations | Pharmacological Phenomena | Drug Therapy | Pharmacology, Clinical -- methods | Chemotherapy | PharmacologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 615.1 LOC classification: RM300Online resources: Click here for the e-copy
Contents:
Section 1: General principles. Principles of pharmacology and mechanisms of drug action -- Pharmacokinetics -- Drug discovery, safety and efficacy -- Neurotransmission and the peripheral autonomic nervous system -- Section 2: The cardiovascular system. Ischaemic heart disease -- Systemic and pulmonary hypertension -- Heart failure -- Cardiac arrhythmias -- Cerebrovascular disease and dementia -- Peripheral vascular disease -- Haemostasis -- Section 3: The respiratory system. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Respiratory disorders: Cough, respiratory stimulants, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome -- Section 4: The renal system. Diuretics -- Disorders of micturition -- Erectile dysfunction -- Section 5: The nervous system. General anaesthetics -- Local anaesthetics -- Opioid analgesics and the management of pain -- Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and insomnia -- Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- Depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy -- Epilepsy -- Extrapyramidal movement disorders and spasticity -- Other neurological disorders: Multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease and Guillain-Barr�e syndrome -- Migraine and other headaches -- Section 6: The musculoskeletal system. The neuromuscular junction and neuromuscular blockade -- Myasthenia gravis -- Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs -- Rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory arthritides and osteoarthritis -- Hyperuricaemia and gout -- Section 7: The gastrointestinal system. Nausea and vomiting -- Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease -- Inflammatory bowel disease -- Constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome -- Liver disease -- Obesity -- Section 8: The immune system. The immune response and immunosuppressant drugs -- Antihistamines and allergic disease -- Section 9: The endocrine system and metabolism. Diabetes mellitus -- The thyroid and control of metabolic rate -- Calcium metabolism and metabolic bone disease -- Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones -- Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids -- Female reproduction -- Androgens, antiandrogens and anabolic steroids -- Anaemia and haematopoietic colony-stimulating factors -- Lipid disorders -- Section 10: The skin and eyes. Skin disorders -- The eye -- Section 11: Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy of infections -- Chemotherapy of malignancy -- Section 12: General features: drug toxicity and prescribing. Drug toxicity and overdose -- Substance abuse and dependence -- Prescribing, adherence and information about medicines -- Drug therapy in special situations.
Summary: "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"--Publisher's description.
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Revised edition of: Medical pharmacology and therapeutics / Derek G. Waller, Anthony P. Sampson. 4th ed. 2014.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section 1: General principles. Principles of pharmacology and mechanisms of drug action -- Pharmacokinetics -- Drug discovery, safety and efficacy -- Neurotransmission and the peripheral autonomic nervous system -- Section 2: The cardiovascular system. Ischaemic heart disease -- Systemic and pulmonary hypertension -- Heart failure -- Cardiac arrhythmias -- Cerebrovascular disease and dementia -- Peripheral vascular disease -- Haemostasis -- Section 3: The respiratory system. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Respiratory disorders: Cough, respiratory stimulants, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome -- Section 4: The renal system. Diuretics -- Disorders of micturition -- Erectile dysfunction -- Section 5: The nervous system. General anaesthetics -- Local anaesthetics -- Opioid analgesics and the management of pain -- Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and insomnia -- Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- Depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy -- Epilepsy -- Extrapyramidal movement disorders and spasticity -- Other neurological disorders: Multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease and Guillain-Barr�e syndrome -- Migraine and other headaches -- Section 6: The musculoskeletal system. The neuromuscular junction and neuromuscular blockade -- Myasthenia gravis -- Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs -- Rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory arthritides and osteoarthritis -- Hyperuricaemia and gout -- Section 7: The gastrointestinal system. Nausea and vomiting -- Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease -- Inflammatory bowel disease -- Constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome -- Liver disease -- Obesity -- Section 8: The immune system. The immune response and immunosuppressant drugs -- Antihistamines and allergic disease -- Section 9: The endocrine system and metabolism. Diabetes mellitus -- The thyroid and control of metabolic rate -- Calcium metabolism and metabolic bone disease -- Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones -- Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids -- Female reproduction -- Androgens, antiandrogens and anabolic steroids -- Anaemia and haematopoietic colony-stimulating factors -- Lipid disorders -- Section 10: The skin and eyes. Skin disorders -- The eye -- Section 11: Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy of infections -- Chemotherapy of malignancy -- Section 12: General features: drug toxicity and prescribing. Drug toxicity and overdose -- Substance abuse and dependence -- Prescribing, adherence and information about medicines -- Drug therapy in special situations.

"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"--Publisher's description.

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