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  • Description
    BRS Pharmacology, Seventh Edition, equips medical, dental, and other health professions students with the preparation needed to excel on licensing examinations and confidently transition to healthcare practice.
     
    The popular BRS series format presents concise coverage of the general principles of drug mechanisms and detailed descriptions of how drugs act on major body systems, delivering vital information in a succinct, streamlined approach favored by today’s students. This trusted review also familiarizes students with the pharmacologic principles of toxicology and details essential information on drugs used to treat anemia, disorders of hemostasis, infectious diseases, and cancer.
     
    Updated with powerful mnemonics and vibrant illustrations, the seventh edition strengthens students’ retention and reinforces challenging concepts to help students ensure success from the USMLE to clinical practice.
     
    • Dozens of new and updated illustrations clarify sites and mechanisms of action, relationships between drug classes, interactions and more.
    • New cross references in the Comprehensive Examination point students to specific content for fast, efficient remediation.
    • Concise outline format offers an efficient review of high-yield topics.
    • Enhanced review questions emphasize USMLE format for the most effective board preparation.
    • eBook available. Fast, smart, and convenient, today’s eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more.
  • Specs
    Edition
    7
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781975105495
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Trim Size
    7 x 10
    Pages
    384
    Series
    Board Review Series
    Edition
    7
    Publication Date
    August 12, 2019
    Weight
    1.5
  • Sarah Lerchenfeldt
    Gary Rosenfeld Ph.D.
  • Table of contents
    Preface v
    Acknowledgments vi
    1. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY 1
    I. Dose–Response Relationships 1
    II. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 6
    III. Drug Absorption 7
    IV. Drug Distribution 10
    V. Metabolism (Biotransformation) of Drugs 11
    VI. Drug Elimination and Termination of Action 13
    VII. Pharmacokinetic Principles 15
    Review Test 19
    2. DRUGS ACTING ON THE AUTONOMIC
    NERVOUS SYSTEM 24
    I. The Nervous System 24
    II. The Peripheral Efferent Nervous System 24
    III. Parasympathomimetic Drugs 30
    IV. Anticholinergic Drugs 34
    V. Sympathomimetic Drugs 40
    VI. Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists 44
    Review Test 48
    3. DRUGS ACTING ON THE RENAL SYSTEM 55
    I. Diuretics 55
    II. Antidiuretic Drugs 60
    Review Test 63
    4. DRUGS ACTING ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 67
    I. Antihypertensive Drugs 67
    II. Agents Used to Treat Congestive Heart Failure 73
    III. Antianginal Agents 76
    IV. Antiarrhythmic Drugs 77
    V. Drugs that Lower Plasma Lipids 83
    Review Test 87
    Contents5. DRUGS ACTING ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 92
    I. Sedative–Hypnotic Drugs 92
    II. Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drugs 96
    III. Antidepressant Drugs 100
    IV. Lithium (and Anticonvulsants Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder) 105
    V. Drugs Used to Treat Parkinson Disease 106
    VI. Drugs Used to Treat Alzheimer Disease 109
    VII. Antiepileptic Drugs 110
    VIII. General Anesthetics 113
    IX. Local Anesthetics 117
    X. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists 119
    XI. Drugs of Abuse 123
    Review Test 133
    6. AUTOCOIDS, ERGOTS, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS,
    AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS 138
    I. Histamine and Antihistamines 138
    II. Serotonin Agonists and Antagonists 140
    III. Ergot Alkaloids 141
    IV. Eicosanoids 142
    V. Salicylates and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) 144
    VI. Drugs Used for Gout 147
    VII. Immunosuppressive Drugs 148
    Review Test 154
    7. DRUGS USED IN ANEMIA AND DISORDERS
    OF HEMOSTASIS 158
    I. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Anemia 158
    II. Drugs Acting on Myeloid Cells 162
    III. Drugs Used in Hemostatic Disorders 162
    Review Test 172
    8. DRUGS ACTING ON THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT 177
    I. Antiemetics 177
    II. Drugs Used to Manage Obesity 179
    III. Drugs Used to Increase Appetite 180
    IV. Agents Used for Upper GI Tract Disorders 180
    V. Drugs Used to Dissolve Gallstones 183
    VI. Digestive Enzyme Replacements 183
    VII. Agents that Act on the Lower GI Tract 183
    Review Test 1899. DRUGS ACTING ON THE PULMONARY SYSTEM 193
    I. Introduction to Pulmonary Disorders 193
    II. Agents Used to Treat Asthma and Other Bronchial Disorders 194
    III. Drugs Used to Treat Rhinitis and Cough 199
    Review Test 202
    10. DRUGS ACTING ON THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 205
    I. Hormone Receptors 205
    II. The Hypothalamus 205
    III. The Anterior Pituitary 209
    IV. The Posterior Pituitary 211
    V. Drugs Acting on the Gonadal and Reproductive System 213
    VI. The Adrenal Cortex 219
    VII. The Thyroid 223
    VIII. The Pancreas and Glucose Homeostasis 226
    IX. The Calcium Homeostatic System 232
    X. Retinoic Acid and Derivatives 235
    Review Test 238
    11. DRUGS USED IN TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 241
    I. Infectious Disease Therapy 241
    II. Antibacterial Agents: Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Biosynthesis 242
    III. Antibacterial Agents: Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis 248
    IV. Antibacterial Agents: Inhibitors of DNA Synthesis and Integrity 252
    V. Antibacterial Agents: Miscellaneous Drugs 254
    VI. Antimycobacterial Agents 254
    VII. Antifungal Agents 256
    VIII. Antiparasitic Drugs 258
    IX. Antiviral Drugs 262
    X. Antiretroviral Drugs 264
    Review Test 269
    12. CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY 274
    I. Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy 274
    II. Alkylating Agents 277
    III. Antimetabolites 279
    IV. Microtubule Damaging Agents 281
    V. Topoisomerase Inhibitors 282
    VI. Antitumor Antibiotics 283
    VII. Miscellaneous Antineoplastic Agents 284
    VIII. Targeted Therapy 284
    IX. Corticosteroids 287
    X. Hormone Therapy 287
    Review Test 29113. TOXICOLOGY 296
    I. Principles and Terminology 296
    II. Air Pollutants 298
    III. Solvents 300
    IV. Insecticides and Herbicides 301
    V. Heavy Metal Poisoning and Management 302
    VI. Drug Poisoning 305
    Review Test 307
    Comprehensive Examination 310
    Index 331
  • Features
    • Dozens of new and updated illustrations clarify sites and mechanisms of action, relationships between drug classes, interactions and more.
    • New cross references in the Comprehensive Examination point students to specific content for fast, efficient remediation.
    • Concise outline format offers an efficient review of high-yield topics.
    • Enhanced review questions emphasize USMLE format for the most effective board preparation.
    • eBook available. Fast, smart, and convenient, today’s eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more.
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