Basic Concepts in Pharmacology
Summary: "A proven method for learning the most difficult-to-understand concepts in pharmacology. Great for USMLE review! Basic Concepts in Pharmacology provides students with a complete framework for studying the fundamental principles of drug actions. This unique study system helps students set priorities, minimize memorization, and reduce stress.The book includes study techniques not found in any other book and details exactly what student need to know about each drug class to pass the course and the USMLE. Features: Simplifies the learning process by presenting drugs by class. Reinforces essential concepts and definitions. Written in a conversational engaging style. Organizes and condenses must-know drug information. NEW larger trim size. Numerous summary tables, illustrations, and boxes encapsulate key concepts. The content you need to understand essential pharmacology material:"--Provided by publisher.
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