Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 6ed


Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 6ed Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics provides all the infor…
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Book Title: Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 6ed


Author: Derek G. Waller BSc DM MBBS FRCP
Publisher: Elsevier; 6th edition
Release Year: 2022
Language: English
Format: PDF ( )
Page Count: 755
(ISBN) : 0702081590
Price in Amazon: $70.99
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Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics provides all the information medical and healthcare students need throughout their degree programme and beyond, including for professional qualifications such as the PSA.

This all-round textbook covers basic pharmacology through to drug prescribing in clinical contexts, covering the pathogenic mechanisms of disease; drug actions, side effects, and the therapeutic principles of drug use. It takes a helpful systems-based approach that orders information according to body systems and disease areas, rather than by drug class.

Now in its sixth edition, the book has been fully updated to include latest scientific understanding of drug action and administration and current best practice in prescribing medications, informed by the latest national guidelines.

  • A clinical focus throughout – suitable for medical, nursing and other healthcare students throughout their training
  • Thorough update of clinically-relevant medicines to ensure best practice
  • Information aligned with the British National Formulary (BNF), NICE guidelines and relevant professional benchmarks
  • Comprehensive drug compendia allow all drugs to be identified and placed within their respective classes
  • Extensive self-assessment questions to support learning and revision
  • New to this edition Expanded discussion of the pathophysiology and management of shock
  • Revised discussion of the management of chronic pain
  • Consideration of treatment of Covid-19
  • Expanded discussion of the pathophysiology and management of shock
  • Revised discussion of the management of chronic pain
  • Consideration of treatment of Covid-19


Indispensable reference for students in all professional aspects of drug prescribing


. Principles of Pharmacology and Mechanisms of Drug Action
. Pharmacokinetics
. Drug Discovery, Safety and Efficacy
. Neurotransmission and the Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System
. Ischaemic Heart Disease
. Systemic and Pulmonary Hypertension
. Heart Failure and Shock
. Cardiac Arrhythmias
. Cerebrovascular Disease and Dementia
. Peripheral Artery Disease
. Haemostasis
. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
. Respiratory Disorders: Cough, Respiratory Stimulants, Cystic Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
. Diuretics
. Disorders of Micturition
. Erectile Dysfunction
. General Anaesthetics
. Local Anaesthetics
. Opioid Analgesics and the Management of Pain
. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Insomnia
. Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
. Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Narcolepsy
. Seizures and Epilepsy
. Extrapyramidal Movement Disorders and Spasticity
. Other Neurological Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease and Guillain–Barré Syndrome
. Migraine and Other Headaches
. The Neuromuscular Junction and Neuromuscular Blockade
. Myasthenia Gravis
. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Inflammatory Arthritides and Osteoarthritis
. Hyperuricaemia, Gout and Pseudogout
. Nausea and Vomiting
. Dyspepsia, Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
. Constipation, Diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
. Liver Disease
. Obesity
. The Immune Response and Immunosuppressant Drugs
. Antihistamines and Allergic Disease
. Diabetes Mellitus
. The Thyroid and Control of Metabolic Rate
. Calcium Metabolism and Metabolic Bone Disease
. Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones
. Corticosteroids (Glucocorticoids and Mineralocorticoids)
. Female Reproduction
. Androgens, Antiandrogens and Anabolic Steroids
. Anaemia and Haematopoietic Colony-Stimulating Factors
. Lipid Disorders
. Skin Disorders
. The Eye
. Drugs for Infections
. Drugs for Cancer
. Drug Toxicity and Overdose
. Substance Abuse and Dependence
. Prescribing, Adherence and Information About Medicines
. Drug Therapy in Special Situations

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