Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions, Seventh Edition

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R.R. Levine, C.T. Walsh, Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom
CRC Press, Apr 15, 2000 - Medical - 592 pages
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This is an updated, expanded new edition of Dr. Ruth Levine's renowned Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions. It covers basic pharmacological principles and the general concepts of chemical-biological interactions and now includes important new material on molecular biology, updated clinical information, and added coverage of the newer drugs. For the sixth edition of this landmark book Dr. Levine is joined by co-authors Dr. Carol T. Walsh and Dr. Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom.

Acclaimed for its exceptionally thorough coverage, superb presentation, and intelligent organization, the book guides you through the most elementary aspects of pharmacology to a sophisticated understanding of drug mechanisms. Each chapter contains a series of thought-provoking essay-type questions designed to test comprehension of the material in the chapter. In addition, a sufficient number of important, specific examples are included to illustrate the application of the principles. With the background provided by Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions, Sixth Edition, you will be prepared to understand the actions of most individual drugs.
 

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Contents

THE HERITAGE OF PHARMACOLOGY
1
THE SCOPE OF PHARMACOLOGY
17
HOW DRUGS ACT ON THE LIVING ORGANISM
27
HOW DRUGS REACH THEIR SITE OF ACTION
51
ABSORPTION
75
Absorption through the Skin
92
Guides for Study and Review
105
Distribution from Mother to Fetus
118
DRUG TOXICITY
323
THE PHARMACOLOGIC ASPECTS OF DRUG ABUSE
389
THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF NEW DRUGS
425
GLOSSARY
453
Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract
475
Drugs Influencing Renal Function
485
Chemotherapy
491
Drugs Used to Alter the Perception of and Response to Pain
503

Synopsis
147
Factors Affecting Drug Biotransformation
171
The Quantal DoseResponse Relationship
196
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF THE QUANTITATIVE
219
FACTORS MODIFYING THE EFFECTS OF DRUGSIN
259
FACTORS MODIFYING THE EFFECTS OF DRUGSIN
287
Sedatives and Hypnotics
521
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
527
Central Nervous System Stimulants
535
Weights and Measures
541
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