Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy

Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy Author David E. Golan MD PhD
ISBN-10 1451191006
ISBN-13 9781451191004
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 1024
Language English
Publisher LWW
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Highly regarded by both students and instructors Principles of Pharmacology The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy 4th Edition offers an integrated mechanism based and systems based approach to contemporary pharmacology and drug development An easy to follow format helps first and second year students grasp challenging concepts quickly and efficiently Each chapter presents a clinical vignette illustrating a therapeutic problem within a physiologic or biochemical system followed by a discussion of the biochemistry physiology and pathophysiology of the system and concluding with a presentation of the pharmacology ofthe drugs and drug classes that activate or inhibit the system by interacting with specific molecular and cellular targets Chapters are integrated into sections that focus on organ systems and therapeutic areas of highest importance Clear concise illustrations highlight key points and drug summary tables offer quick access to essential information The Fourth Edition features Comprehensive updates to all chapters including recently approved drugsNearly 40 popular and practical Drug Summary Tables with state of the art information on clinical applications serious and common adverse effects contraindications and therapeutic considerationsA new chapter on drug transporters and extensively revised information on drug receptor interactions pharmacodynamics drug toxicity and pharmacogenomicsKey changes to Section 1 Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology which now provides a comprehensive framework for material in all subsequent chaptersHundreds of meticulously updated and colorized illustrations including many that are new or substantially modified to highlight new understanding of physiologic pathophysiologic and pharmacologic mechanisms

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