Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E-Book

Author: Derek G. Waller,Tony Sampson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702071900

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 1746

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. The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Key features include: Clear, disease-based approach. Presentation of how drugs are used in clinical practice. Succinct explanations of the major pathogenic mechanisms of each disease and consequent clinical signs and symptoms. Comprehensive reviews of major drug classes relevant to each disease. Structured approach to the principles of disease management – outlining core principles of drug choice and planning a therapeutic regimen for common diseases. Quick-reference drug compendia illustrating key similarities and differences among all BNF-listed drugs in each class. Comes with free e-book on StudentConsult. New sections on key and evolving topics, including prescribing safety and pharmacovigilance. Updated figures to further clarify complex areas. Revised multiple-choice and case-based questions for self-assessment.

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Author: Derek G. Waller,Anthony P. Sampson,Tony Sampson,Andrew G. Renwick,Keith Hillier

Publisher: Saunders Limited

ISBN: 9780702051807

Category: Medical

Page: 729

View: 2026

2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Medicine category! The fourth edition of Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics provides a complete basis for learning about safe and effective prescribing of modern medicines. It offers all the pharmacology medical students will need - from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, in line with today's integrated curricula. The disease-based approach and clear presentation of how drugs are used in clinical practice sets it apart from other texts and helps make it such an invaluable guide for all health professionals from the start of their course until after they have qualified. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Key features include: ? Succinct explanations of the major pathogenic mechanisms of each disease and consequent clinical signs and symptoms ? Comprehensive reviews of major drug classes relevant to each disease ? A structured approach to the principles of disease management - outlining core principles of drug choice and planning a therapeutic regimen for common diseases ? Quick-reference drug compendia, which illustrate key similarities and differences among drugs in each class ? New sections on key and evolving topics, including headache and drug treatment in palliative care ? Re-worked art programme to further clarify complex areas ? Fully revised self-assessment questions and case-based exercises - to test understanding and aid revision Integrates basic science pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics Brief review of pathophysiology of major diseases Case histories and self-assessment questions (and answers) Tabular presentation of all common drugs within each class Section on further reading Includes more on genetic issues Drug tables made more concise to make information more accessible Fully updated to reflect current clinical practice

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Author: Derek G. Waller,Andrew G. Renwick,Keith Hillier

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042641

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 5016

This book covers all the pharmacology you need, from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through to clinical pharmacology to therapeutics, in line with the integrated approach of new medical curricula. The first section covers the basic principles, and the rest is organised by body systems. The book ends with sections on toxicity and prescribing practice. Integrates basic science pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics Brief review of pathophysiology of major diseases Case histories and self-assessment questions (and answers) Tabular presentation of all common drugs within each class Section on further reading Kinetics chapter simplified with more practical examples Includes more on genetic issues Drug tables made more concise to make information more accessible Fully updated to reflect current clinical practice

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Author: Cate Whittlesea,Karen Hodson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702070106

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 1022

‘This new edition of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics was really very helpful when I was doing an MSc course in Advancing Pharmacy Practice and it was really very helpful in all the clinical diseases I have to read for my PBL. I also used it as one of my most reliable reference books for the in-course simulation ward rounds and other clinical case studies. It is a great book to have as a practising clinical or hospital pharmacist or even community pharmacist. It will also be of great use to anyone doing a course in pharmacotherapy. This book will always be of use to you throughout your studentship or when practising after graduation. It is also more portable than most other pharmacotherapy textbooks with the same amount of information.’ Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling, multi-disciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists, clinicians and nurses to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of the pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. Each chapter is co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician, and each chapter begins with key points and ends with cases to test understanding. The sixth edition is now on StudentConsult for the first time, giving online access to the full text. Key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter Case-study boxes throughout the chapters Each chapter co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician In-depth treatment of therapeutics to support pharmaceutical prescribing Logical order and format: key points, epidemiology, aetiology, disease, clinical manifestations, investigations and treatment, drugs used in treatment. Dosage reference sources given where appropriate, along with useful websites and further reading for each chapter. New co-editor, Karen Hodson Over 10 new authors Now in 4-colour On StudentConsult for the first time New chapter on Dementia Many new and revised illustrations Chapters revised to include advances in therapeutics and changes to dose regimens and licensed indications Updated case studies

Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - E-Book

Author: Dawn Merton Boothe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437723578

Category: Medical

Page: 1348

View: 3736

Confidently utilize the rapidly growing selection of pharmaceuticals used to treat small animals. Small Animal Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2nd Edition helps you understand both the therapeutic uses of common pharmaceuticals and the pharmacology behind them, giving you all of the information you need to design and modify dosing regimens, identify factors that cause drugs to fail, and anticipate adverse drug reactions. Comprehensive approach emphasizes the use of drugs for prevention as well as treatment. Clear, consistent organization makes it easy to find the information you need when you need it. Dosage tables help you find essential pharmaceutical information at a glance. Pharmacogenetics chapter helps you understand how to use this emerging science to find the right dose for each patient, optimizing efficiency and minimizing toxicity. Routes of administration and sample pharmaceutical calculations provide fast, efficient access to comprehensive drug administration all in one inclusive resource. Multiple chapters on Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Therapy highlight the impact of antimicrobial resistance on current practice.

Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics

Author: RS Satoskar,Nirmala Rege,SD Bhandarkar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 8131243710

Category: Medical

Page: 1170

View: 8754

A classic Pharmacology book trusted equally by students and practicing physicians for its up-to-date, accurate and reliable text, which has always placed before the readers an integrated approach intertwining current knowledge of pathophysiology of the disease, pharmacology of available drugs and strategies for medical management of diseases. • Trusted Pharmacology book with emphasis on pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, presenting information in integrated manner. • Up-to-date information supplemented with tables and diagrams, having: - therapy of important diseases presented in boxes. - current guidelines to support therapeutic decisions - tips for practising physicians. • Uses integrated approach intertwining current knowledge of pathophysiology of the disease, pharmacology of available drugs and strategies for medical management of diseases. • Balances the complexity and simplicity of scientific content to provide students of medicine and/or pharmacy an insight into rational therapeutics.

Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Author: Jim E. Riviere,Mark G. Papich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813820618

Category: Medical

Page: 1524

View: 7889

'Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics' has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to meet the needs of today's veterinarians, veterinary students, and animal health researchers.

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Robert L. Bill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323444024

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 8525

Grasp complex concepts and develop fundamental knowledge in the rapidly changing field of veterinary pharmacology with Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition. This accessible, comprehensive text explains how drugs work so you can confidently communicate with clients about current drug therapies. Featuring up-to-date drug information and a new full-color design with added illustrations, tables, and boxes, this thorough resource covers drug uses, abuses, calculation errors, and mistakes. Covers complex principles of pharmacology in a manner appropriate for both veterinary technicians and students. Provides strong introductory content on safety, terminology, pharmacy procedures, drug handling (including the latest OSHA requirements), dosage calculations, and pharmacokinetics. Emphasizes the reasons behind drug properties, actions, and effects — not just lists of facts. Valuable clinical applications are interspersed throughout every chapter, and concepts are linked to real-life situations to help reinforce learning. Critical thinking and review questions at the end of every chapter help you test comprehension. UPDATED and NEW! The most up-to-date information on all drug categories and new content on several drugs. NEW! Full-color format with photos and line drawings helps visual learners understand concepts and enhances images’ educational value. NEW! Myths and Misconceptions, Ask Dr. Bill, and You Need to Know boxes break up the narrative and spotlight interesting concepts to make information easier to understand. NEW! Evolve site with instructor resources, including PowerPoint presentations, test bank questions and answers, an image collection, the answer keys to each chapter’s self-assessment questions, and drug calculation practice exercises. NEW! Vet Tech Threads design includes key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives, as well as other pedagogical features, to help you grasp key content and navigate through the chapters.

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician

Author: Robert Bill

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323011136

Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 4926

In order to facilitate a better understanding of the "how's" and "why's" behind current drug therapies administered in the veterinary field, this text takes a comprehensive look at therapeutic agents in use today. Following a unique body systems organization method, this text clearly identifies and rationalizes the effects of veterinary medication treatments that will allow better anticipation of a patient's response to various remedies. A variety of review methods including self-tests, summary tables, and critical thinking questions aid the reader's understanding of material presented and allow for practical application in the veterinary world. Covers fundamental principles of pharmacology in a manner appropriate for both veterinary technicians and students. Provides strong introductory content on safety, terminology, pharmaceutical procedures, drug handling, dosage calculations, and pharmacokinetics. Systematically organized, using chapter outlines for ease of pinpointing desired material, key terms, and learning objectives to better focus readers' learning. Summarizes ideas presented using review questions to better facilitate comprehension, and integrated Pharm Facts boxes highlighting important points within the text. Contains the latest OSHA requirements of safe drug and chemical handling in professional environments. New and updated information is presented on all drug categories including new types, applications of existing drugs, and descriptions of previous methods employed. The original, modern design features using a full-color format, new artwork, and a visually engaging design. "Clinical Applications" vignettes included in the text emphasize concepts related to how problems have arisen with individual drugs or therapies, and what can be learned to avoid similar situations. Self-test questions have been added to the end of each chapter, to help readers prepare for national and state credentialing examinations, as well as classroom work.

Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Author: Laurence Brunton,Donald Blumenthal,Iain Buxton,Keith Parker

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071593233

Category: Medical

Page: 642

View: 8124

Put the authority of Goodman & Gilman's in the palm of your hand! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "...the most authoritative and trusted source of pharmacological information, has now spawned a portable pocket drug guide....This manual extracts the essential core drug information from the eleventh edition of the parent book, referring the reader to the online version of the parent book for historical aspects, many chemical and clinical details, and additional figures and references. This makes G & G a very useful book. This will be of use to individuals in training or practice in the fields of pharmacy, medicine, nursing, or allied health disciplines where knowledge of drug actions are important....Each chapter provides the core essential information provided in the parent book in a very readable format. Readers can use this easy to handle and read manual for essential information along with the online version of the parent book as a reference for more in-depth specific information on drugs."--Doody's Review Service The Goodman & Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers the renowned content of Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition, condensed into an ultra-handy, streamlined reference. More than just a pocket drug guide, this indispensable resource offers: A carry-along source of essential fundamental information, with all the authority of Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition The benefits of the world's leading pharmacology text in a convenient, portable format Comprehensive, yet streamlined and clinically relevant coverage of the pharmacological basis of therapeutics High-yield overview of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the foundations of pharmacology Expert insights into the properties, mechanisms, and uses of all the major drug classes Considerations of vital patient-specific issues

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry - E-Book

Author: John A. Yagiela,Frank J. Dowd,Bart Johnson,Angelo Mariotti,Enid A. Neidle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078249

Category: Medical

Page: 960

View: 863

Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care. An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice. Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics. The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks. The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study. Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage. Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations. Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions. New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs. A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations. An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications. Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.

Brody's Human Pharmacology E-Book

Author: Lynn Wecker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323596622

Category: Medical

Page: 712

View: 8893

Focusing on the essential aspects of pharmacology you need to know, Brody‘s Human Pharmacology, 6th Edition, keeps you fully up to date with all that’s new in the field. Streamlined content, a new organizational approach, and thoroughly updated information ensure your grasp of key concepts and prepare you for exams. Nearly 500 full-color illustrations explain important processes, while color-coded boxes for major drugs, therapeutic overviews, clinical problems, and trade names reinforce your mastery of the information. The 6th Edition of this easy-to-use text is now fully up to date with: NEW chapter devoted entirely to pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. NEW chapter on cannabinoids and their use for pain and other disorders, in light of recent legalization in many states. NEW chapters on recent developments in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and the latest treatments for HIV. NEW section on pain management. NEW section in each chapter covering "Clinical Relevance for Healthcare Professionals" that provides important information specific to physical therapists, dentists and dental hygienists, and many other medical professionals. Plus these student-friendly features: A new organizational approach, focusing on integration and systems-based learning. Contributions from leading faculty who cover the most important aspects of pharmacology necessary for a basic understanding of the subject, including concepts, clinical applications, and side effects. USMLE-style self-assessment questions at the end of every chapter, answers and rationales in the Appendix. Evolve Instructor Resources, including a downloadable image and test bank, are available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at: https://evolve.elsevier.com

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Questions for Self Assessment, Third edition

Author: Timothy G K Mant,Lionel D Lewis,James M Ritter,Albert Ferro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113011

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 793

So you think you've got a handle on therapeutic management? How drugs work and interact with each other, how the body handles them and how drug treatments are assessed? This self-assessment volume allows you to learn, revise and test yourself on all aspects of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Four different question types are provided to test your knowledge in this important area - multiple choice questions, extended matching questions, 'best of fives' and problem-solving questions. Detailed explanatory answers ensure this book solves your queries as well as providing essential revision for those all-important exams. Test your knowledge with Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Questions for Self Assessment and not only develop your exam technique but become a better prescriber.

Last Minute Pharmakologie

Author: Claudia Dellas

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437298003

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 7872

Last Minute – die optimale Prüfungsvorbereitung kurz vor der Prüfung! Sie haben das Fach Pharmakologie bereits einmal gelernt und wollen das Wichtigste in letzter Minute vor der Prüfung wiederholen? Genau das bietet Ihnen die Last Minute Reihe: nur die Fakten, die zum Bestehen der Prüfung notwendig sind Farbkodierung: Gewichtung nach IMPP-Häufigkeit eingeteilt in schnell schaffbare Lerneinheiten mit Online-Prüfungstraining: typische Fragen und Antworten. Von Studenten dringend empfohlen: "Damit schaffst Du den relevanten Stoff in minimaler Zeit." "Das ist eine wichtige und abwechslungsreiche Alternative zum reinen Fragen-Kreuzen." "Super ist das vorgegebene Gerüst zum strukturierten und effektiven Lernen." So gehen Sie sicher und selbstbewusst ins Hammerexamen!

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry

Author: John A. Yagiela,Frank J. Dowd,Enid Anne Neidle

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323016186

Category: Medical

Page: 940

View: 4110

Emphasizing the clinical application of drugs used in dental treatment, this comprehensive text covers the basic principles of drugs and their actions on the body. Providing a solid understanding of pharmacology content, it helps readers thoroughly evaluate a patient's current medical status and best optimize dental treatment in relation to overall health. · A new chapter, Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs, discusses the important topic of pain and provides new information on mechanisms of pain and therapeutic approaches to pain. · A new chapter on serotonin pharmacology and antimigraine drugs covers the roles of serotonin and the importance of agonist and antagonists at the many serotonin receptors. · A new chapter on Alternative Medicine in Dentistry provides a current treatment of chemicals used as alternative medicines and an assessment of the potential benefits and risks of a large number of these compounds. · New information on pharmacogenetics provides the latest findings on how an individual's genetic traits affect his or her responses to drugs. · The scope of the Non-Opioid Analgesics chapter has been expanded to include non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antirheumatic, and antigout drugs. · An expanded discussion of the endocrine system provides the most comprehensive coverage on the subject. · Discussions of drugs have been updated to include the latest drugs and their pharmacology. · Dental aspects of many drug classes have been expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics. · The uses and mechanisms of action of drugs have been linked to the latest information on drug receptors. · Drug lists have been updated throughout the text to provide the most current information. · Website addresses have been added where appropriate to provide another avenue of drug information. · New figures help clarify mechanisms of drug action, in such areas as gastrointestinal drugs, cardiovascular drugs, and endocrine drugs. · For the first time, every book includes a free six-month subscription to Mosby's Drug Consult. Mosby's Drug Consult provides the most current, unbiased, accurate, and reliable drug information available!

Textbook of dental pharmacology and therapeutics

Author: J. G. Walton,John W. Thompson,Robin A. Seymour

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192625069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 3106

This book is specially written to satisfy the needs of the modern dental course in relation to basic and applied pharmacology. It will be invaluable to all dental students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The new edition is completely revised and updated, and includes a number of new topics.

Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals - E-Book

Author: Barbara Gladson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437707564

Category: Medical

Page: 540

View: 5070

Now fully revised and updated, Dr. Barbara Gladson's Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals, 2nd Edition, remains your best resource for understanding how various drugs affect patients during therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation. Using case studies and engaging activities, it helps you apply essential pharmacology information directly to rehabilitation practice. New chapters, a new reader-friendly design, new artwork, and more enhance the text and bring you up to date with both basic pharmacologic principles as well as the mechanism of action and side effects of drugs commonly seen in rehabilitation practice. Helps you develop effective exercise programs by providing drug/exercise interactions from a pharmacokinetics perspective. You willl clearly see the implications for exercise for each specific condition and medication. Presents case studies in every chapter that demonstrate the effects of various drugs on the diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions in physical therapy, so you can more easily monitor patients for adverse drug effects. Features engaging activities in every chapter, ranging from patient interviews to challenging, real-life questions, helping you retain and apply what you've learned. Encourages you to use the latest research in your clinical decision making with evidence-based content incorporated throughout. Simplifies the complex topic of pharmacokinetics so that you will fully understand how it affects your individual patients and your care plans. Guides you in using the Internet for online drug information with references to specific sites, and when and how to use them to their fullest potential. Discusses lifespan considerations such as age, physical differences, and obesity, as well as the latest information on diabetes and glucose testing. A new chapter on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pharmacology covers popular herbal and alternative products used to promote health, as well as herbal remedies used during menopause and in the treatment of cancer, helping you recognize the impact of herbals on your patients' symptoms and response to therapy. A new chapter on Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System discusses skin disorders and their pharmacological treatment, prophylactic and debriding agents, antiseptics, and more. A new chapter on Nutrition and Pharmacology provides current information on vitamins and minerals, enteral and parenteral nutrition, and food and drug interactions -- important topics that affect rehabilitation outcomes. Updated drug information and new drugs are added throughout the text, keeping you up to date with current pharmacological information as it pertains to rehabilitation.

Pharmacology Secrets

Author: Patricia K. Anthony

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781560534709

Category: Medical

Page: 305

View: 7575

This new book from The Secrets Series® covers not only mechanisms of action, uses, and pharmacokinetics of all major drugs and new arrivals, it also includes a clear explanation of the physiology and biochemistry behind the concepts-and it relates this material to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Perfect for the current pharmacology curriculum and practical enough for everyday clinical use. Excellent quick refresher for practitioners and nurses Presents coverage of major drugs as well as new arrivals Geared toward use in pharmacology courses Appendix discusses areas in pharmacology that are difficult for students (e.g., cardiac action potential) Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review 50 succinct chapters written by experts their fields All the most important "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® Thorough, highly detailed index

Brody's Human Pharmacology - E-Book

Author: Stephanie Watts,Carl Faingold,George Dunaway,Lynn Crespo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075754

Category: Medical

Page: 719

View: 3502

Featuring the contributions of leading faculty, this new edition provides a succinct overview of the most important aspects of pharmacology necessary for a basic understanding of the subject. It reviews the concepts, clinical applications and side effects of pharmacology, placing an emphasis on practical applications of the material, whenever possible. More than 480 full-color illustrations explain important processes, while color-coded boxes for major drugs, therapeutic overviews, clinical problems, and trade names—as well as USMLE-style self-assessment questions with answers and rationales—reinforce your mastery of the information. A consistent style of writing—and more focused, concise content—provide for better learning of the essentials. Online access to Student Consult—where you’ll find 15 pharmacology animations...150 USMLE-style questions...and more—further enhances your study and prepares you for exams. Includes online access to Student Consult where you’ll find USMLE-style questions, animations showing the actions of various important toxins, and much more. Focuses on the essential aspects of pharmacology for a solid foundation of knowledge in the subject. Includes more than 480 full-color illustrations that explain key pharmacologic processes. Provides between 4 and 6 USMLE-style self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter—with answers and full explanations in the appendix—that help you prepare for exams and master the material. Uses a templated format that promotes more effective and efficient learning. Presents color-coded boxes in each chapter that emphasize key points. Features a clinical emphasis throughout on both the basic science of pharmacology and its clinical relevance. Includes new Gold Standard content on Student Consult with 200 Professional Drug Monographs for additional information on generic and brand names, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, indications and dosage, drug interactions, patient education and much more! Features a more consistent style of writing—as well as focused, concise content—for enhanced learning of the essentials. Presents chapters in a re-arranged order for a more logical approach to learning. Includes additional biochemistry and physiology information in the introduction for each section for greater understanding.