The seventh edition of this textbook has been fully revised and to provide students with the most recent knowledge and advances in the field of pharmacology.
Beginning with an overview of general principles, the following sections discuss drugs for disorders found in different systems of the body.
New topics have been added to this edition including an overview of the autonomic nervous system, sympathomimetic drugs, ischemic heart disease, drugs in ophthalmology and more.
Chapters include case studies helping bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, as well as multiple choice questions and answers to assist revision and test knowledge.
Written by recognised experts from the USA and Australia, this comprehensive guide is highly illustrated with more than 400 images, tables and figures.
Comprehensive guide to most recent advances in field of pharmacology for medical students
Fully revised, new edition with many new topics
Chapters include case studies and multiple choice questions and answers
Previouseditionpublished in 2003 (9780781737623)
Leah W Fink PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Karen Woodfork PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Elizabeth Davis PhD
Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Section 1: General Principles of Pharmacology 1 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 Mechanisms of Drug Action 3 Drug Absorption and Distribution 4 Metabolism and Excretion of Drugs 5 Pharmacokinetics 6 Drug Metabolism and Disposition in Pediatric and Gerontological Stages of Life 7 Principles of Toxicology 8 Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Research Section 2: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic System 9 Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System 10 Sympathomimetic Drugs and Other Adrenoceptor Agonists 11 Adrenoceptor Antagonists 12Cholinomimetic Drugs 13 Cholinergic Antagonists and Ganglionic Blocking Drugs Section 3: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System 14 The Renin–Angiotensin System and OtherVasoactive Substances 15 Diuretic Drugs 16 Calcium Channel Blockers 17 Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs 18 Hypocholesterolemic Drugs and Coronary Heart Disease 19 Antihypertensive Drugs 20 Drugs for Heart Failure 21 Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease 22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs Section 4: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System 23 Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology 24 Opioid Analgesics 25 Benzodiazepines 26 General Anesthesia: Intravenous and Inhalational Agents 27 Local Anesthetics 28 Agents Affecting Neuromuscular Function and Disease 29 Antiepileptic Drugs 30 Sedative–Hypnotic Drugs 31 Mood Disorders: Drugs Used in Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder 32 Antipsychotic Drugs 33 Central Nervous System Stimulants 34 Drugs Used in Neurodegenerative Disorders 35 Current Issues in Substance Abuse and Treatment Section 5: Drugs Used in Inflammatory and Other Select Disorders 36 Introduction to Inflammation and Glucocorticoids 37 Non-Steroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen 38 Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs 39 Histamine and Histamine Antagonists 40 Immunomodulating Drugs Section 6: Chemotherapy 41 Introduction to Chemotherapy 42 Inhibitors of Cell Wall and Cell Membrane Function 43 Inhibitors of Nucleic Acid Synthesis and Function 44 Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis 45 Drugs Used in Tuberculosis and Leprosy 46 Antiviral Drugs 47 Drugs for Human Immunodeficiency Virus 48 Antifungal Drugs 49 Antiprotozoal Drugs 50 Anthelmintic Drugs 51 The Rational Basis for Cancer Chemotherapy 52 Antineoplastic Agents 53 Pharmacogenetics and PharmacogenomicsSection 7: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System 54 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Gland 55 Adrenocortical Hormones and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex 56 Estrogens, Progestins, and SERMs 57 Uterine Stimulants and Relaxants 58 Androgens, Antiandrogens, and Anabolic Steroids 59 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction 60 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs 61 Insulin, Glucagon, Amylin, Incretins, and Other Compounds Used to Manage Diabetes Mellitus 62 Drugs for Treating Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 63 Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal Disorders 64 Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Analogs and Other Compounds Related to Bone and Mineral Metabolism 65 Drugs for Dermatological Disorders 66 Drugs Used in Ophthalmology 67 Drugs for Gout 68 Vitamins 69 Herbal Medicine