This textbook for medical and science students emphasises the mechanisms by which drugs act and relates these to pharmacological effects and clinical uses. It sets out for the reader a route from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions, to the uses of groups of drugs.
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International Review of Cytology
Limited preview - 2001