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Pharmacology: An Essential Textbook

Format: Paperback / £56.00
ISBN: 9781626237384
Publication Date: January 2020

This book can only be pre-ordered within 2 months of the publication date.

The perfect pharmacology study tool for the classroom and examinations!

Pharmacology: An Essential Textbook, Second Edition by Mark Simmons covers pharmacology facts and concepts necessary for success in the classroom and on board examinations. The clear and concise text presents important, clinically relevant pharmacology knowledge and concepts students must master. The updated edition includes the addition of new drugs, a chapter on water and fatsoluble vitamins, a greater number of clinical questions, and a fresh design.

Key Features

  • Hundreds of full-color illustrations, beautiful infographics, and summary tables provide visual depictions of important concepts
  • The succinct, bullet-point format focuses on must-master information
  • Flow charts used to delineate drug effects make complex interactions between different cells and organs easier to comprehend
  • Sidebars build on and integrate learning across the basic sciences and apply it to the clinical setting
  • Nearly 200 board-style and factual self-testing questions with explanatory answers are ideal for exam practice
  • An additional 200 questions and answers are available online at MedOne via the scratch-off code in the book

This is an invaluable resource for medical and nursing school pharmacology courses, pharmacy school students, other health professionals studying pharmacology, and advanced undergraduate courses in pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.

This book provides robust test prep for the USMLE® Step 1, COMLEX Level 1, NAPLEX, NCLEX and other licensing exams.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

1 Pharmacokinetics
2 Mechanisms of Drug Action and Pharmacodynamics
3 Pharmacogenetics and Other Special Considerations
4 The Peripheral Nervous System
5 Cholinergic Agents
6 Adrenergic Agents
7 Neuropharmacological Principles
8 Anesthetic Drugs
9 Anxiolytic and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
10 Antidepressants and Drugs for Bipolar Disorders
11 Anticonvulsant Drugs
12 Antipsychotic Drugs
13 Opiate Receptor Agonists and Antagonists
14 Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
15 Drugs of Abuse
16 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
17 Drugs Used in Reproductive Endocrinology
18 Insulin, Hypoglycemic, and Antihypoglycemic Drugs
19 Renal Pharmacology
20 Antihypertensive Drugs
21 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Heart Failure
22 Antianginal Drugs
23 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
24 Drugs Acting on the Blood
25 Antihyperlipidemic Drugs
26 Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
27 Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System
28 Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
29 Antibacterial Drugs
30 Antiviral Drugs
31 Antifungal and Antiparasitic Drugs
32 Autocoids and Related Drugs
33 Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
34 Cancer Chemotherapy and Immunosuppressants
35 Toxicology and Poisoning
36 Water- and Fat-Soluble Vitamins

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