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Pharmacology Condensed [electronic resource]

M. M. Dale, D. G. Haylett
EBook; Book; Online
[Edinburgh?] : Churchill Livingstone, 2009.
2nd ed
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9780443067730 (pbk.), 0443067732 (pbk.)
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The double page spreads in this book each cover a discrete topic and broadly correspond to the chapters of the main textbook 'Pharmacology' by Rang et al. Each spread includes at least one summary diagram and a small amount of text plus a 'clinical use' box.
  • General principles of drug action
  • Molecular aspects of drug action
  • Excitable tissues and secretory mechanisms
  • Cell proliferation and apoptosis
  • Measurement of drug action
  • Absorption and distribution of drugs
  • Drug metabolism and excretion
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • The autonomic nervous system
  • Cholinergic transmission
  • Noradrenergic transmission
  • Other peripheral mediators: 5-hydroxytryptamine and purines
  • Other peripheral mediators: peptides and proteins
  • Other peripheral mediators: nitric oxide
  • Cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system
  • Inflammation and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Immune responses and immunosuppressant drugs
  • Cardiac rhythm and dysrhythmias
  • Blood pressure control and hypertension
  • Cardiac blood flow, angina and myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac output and cardiac failure
  • Atheromatous disease and lipoprotein metabolism
  • Haemostasis and thrombosis
  • The haemopoietic system
  • Respiration, asthma and COPD
  • The kidney
  • The gastrointestinal tract
  • Blood sugar and diabetes
  • The adrenal cortex
  • The thyroid
  • Bone metabolism
  • The reproductive system
  • Outline of transmission and drug action in the CNS
  • Amino acid transmitters in the CNS
  • Other CNS transmitters
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • General anaesthetics
  • Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs
  • Antipsychotic drugs
  • Drugs used in affective disorders
  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Analgesic drugs and the control of pain
  • CNS stimulants and psychotomimetics
  • Local anaesthetics
  • Drug dependence and drug abuse
  • Cancer biology and chemotherapy
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Antiviral drugs
  • Antiprotozoal drugs
  • Antifungal and anthelminthic drugs.
1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
  • Companion v. to: Pharmacology / H.P. Rang ... [et al.], 6th ed. 2007.
  • Includes index.
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