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Author: H P Rang
Publisher: Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

Pharmacology is a lively scientific discipline in its own right, with an importance beyond that of providing a basis for the use of drugs in therapy. This book includes brief coverage of the use of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H P Rang
ISBN: 0443071454 9780443071454
OCLC Number: 51622037
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: 740 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1. What is pharmacology? 2. How drugs act: general principles 3. How drugs act: molecular aspects 4. Cellular mechanisms: excitation, contraction, and secretion 5. Cellular mechanisms: cell proliferation and apoptosis 6. Method and measurement in pharmacology 7. Absorption and distribution of drugs 8. Drug elimination and pharmacokinetics II. CHEMICAL MEDIATORS 9. Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system 10. Cholinergic transmission 11. Noradrenergic transmission 12. Other peripheral mediators 13. Peptides and proteins as mediators 14. Nitric oxide 15. Local hormones, inflammation, and immune reactions 16. Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs III. DRUGS AFFECTING MAJOR ORGAN SYSTEMS 17. The heart 18. The vascular system 19. Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism 20. Haemostasis and thrombosis 21. The haemopoietic system 22. The respiratory system 23. The kidney 24. The gastrointestinal tract 25. The endocrine pancreas and the control of blood glucose 26. Obesity 27. The pituitary and adrenal cortex 28. The thyroid 29. The reproductive system 30. Bone metabolism IV. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 31. Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system 32. Amino acid transmitters 33. Other transmitters and modulators 34. Neurodegenerative disorders 35. General anaesthetic agents 36. Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs 37. Antipsychotic drugs 38. Drugs used in affective disorders 39. Antiepileptic drugs 40. Analgesic drugs 41. Central nervous system stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs 42. Drug dependence and drug abuse 43. Local anaesthetics V. DRUGS USED IN THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIONS AND CANCER 44. Basic principles of chemotherapy 45. Antibacterial drugs 46. Antiviral drugs 47. Antifungal drugs 48. Antiprotozoal drugs 49. Antihelminthic drugs 50. Cancer chemotherapy VI. SPECIAL TOPICS 51. Individual variation and drug interaction 52. Harmful effects of drugs 53. Gene therapy 54. Drug discovery and development Appendix Index
Responsibility: Humphrey P. Rang [and others].


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This is yet another classic book that has become a favourite with medical students across the UK. "Rang et al" provides such a solid basis for first and second year Pharmacology, that you are in some Read more...

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