For more than 50 years, scientists, clinicians and students have relied on this reference for information on the pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of action and therapeutic application of drugs. This edition provides the latest information on molecular pharmacology as it redefines the definitive database of pharmacologic therapeutics. All the newly approved drugs are included. More importantly, for each drug class, there is an overview of chemical composition, mechanisms of action, indications and contraindications, clinical applications and potential side-effects. As a course text or a daily reference in clinical practice, this book offers a mix of basic science and clinical coverage as it pertains to effective drug therapy. General principles; drugs acting at synaptic and neuroeffector junctional sites; drugs acting on the central nervous system; autacoids - drug therapy of inflammation; drugs affcting renal and cardiovascular function; drugs affecting gastrointestinal function; chemotherapy of microbial diseases; chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases; drugs used for immunomodulation; drugs acting on the blood and the blood-forming organs; hormones and hormone antagonists; the vitamins; dermatology; ophthalmology; toxicology.
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"As the most comprehensive of all the pharmacology textbooks, this edition continues the excellent tradition of this icon in pharmacology. It is the "gold standard" of pharmacology texts, and is often affectionately referred to by pharmacologists as the "bible." "4 Stars" Doody's 20011001About the Author:
Joel G. Hardman, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. Lee Limbird, Ph.D., is Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071133488