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Human Pharmacology

1st Edition

By Paul R. Gard

CRC Press

182 pages

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Pharmacology, in its own right, is a massive subject area and has been the focus of several major textbooks. Human Pharmacology is a readable, introductory text covering all of the main aspects of pharmacology in a way that enthuses the reader to study the subject further. Each chapter includes line drawings and figures to illustrate concepts and mechanisms of action. Each chapter ends with a selection of recommended reading and multiple choice revision questions. The author introduction to the science of pharmacology allows readers to appreciate why and how certain drugs alleviate the symptoms of disease.

Reviews

''A well written and interesting text."

-- Doody Publishing

''This small, condensed book provides an excellent introduction to pharmacology…valuable to new pharmacology students, and also to students and specialists of other disciplines who require a fast understanding of mechanisms and clinical uses of drugs…Its conciseness and clarity is aided by clear, explanatory diagrams…the author's aims was "to provide an introduction to the sciences of pharmacology…," to my mind, these aims have been achieved very well.

--Trudy L. Knight, BTS Newsletter

''I found the multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter useful and hopefully students will also.

-- Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Table of Contents

PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ACTIONS AND EFFECTS

Introduction

The Dose-Response Relationship

Mechanisms of Drug Action

The Nature of Receptors

Variations in Receptor Distribution and Population Summary

DRUGS ACTING ON THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Introduction

The Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System

Drugs Affecting the Nerve Impulse

Neuromuscular Blockers

Drugs Acring on the Sympathetic Nervous System

THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND DRUGS USED IN PSYCHIATRY

Introduction

Drugs that Decrease CNS Activity

Drugs that Increase CNS Activity

Drug Dependence and Substance Abuse

THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS

Introduction

Essential Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm and their Treatment

Heart Failure and its Treatment

Drugs Used in the Treatment of Angina

Hypotension and its Treatment

Hypertension and its Treatment

DRUGS AFFECTING THE BLOOD AND ITS COMPOSITION

Introduction

Drugs Acting on Blood Cell Formation and Activity

Drugs Affecting Haemostasis

Drugs Affecting Plasma Composition

THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISORDER S

Introduction

The Physiological Control of Respiration

Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

DRUGS ACTING ON THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, BLADDER, AND UTERUS

Introduction

Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract

Drugs Acting on the Bladder

Drugs Acting on the Uterus

PHARMACOLOGICAL MANIPULATION OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Introduction

The Treatment of Thyroid Disorders and Therapeutic Use of Thyroid Hormones

Disorders of the Endocrine Control of Calcium Balance and their Treatment

Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas and their Treatment

Disorders of the Adrenal Gland and the Use of Adrenal Hormones and their Analogues

Therapeutic Uses of Male Sex Hormones and the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Male Reproductive Disorders

Therapeutic Uses of Female Sex Hormones and the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Female Reproductive Disorders

Therapeutic Uses of Pituitary Hormones and their Analogues

THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES AND INFLAMMATION

Introduction

The Physiology of Inflammation and the Immune Response

Characteristics of Inflammatory Mediators

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Other Drugs for the Relief of Inflammatory Conditions

Antihistamines

Immunosuppressants

APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY

Introduction

Basic Pharmacokinetics

Individual Variation in Drug Effects

Drug Interactions

The Placebo Response

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology