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Author Ritter, James.

Title A textbook of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Edition Fifth edition / [James M. Ritter ... [and others]
Published London : Hodder Arnold, 2008

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Description 465 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents Part I. General Principles -- 1. Introduction to therapeutics -- 2. Mechanisms of drug action (pharmacodynamics) -- 3. Pharmacokinetics -- 4. Drug absorption and routes of administration -- 5. Drug metabolism -- 6. Renal excretion of drugs -- 7. Effects of disease on drug disposition -- 8. Therapeutic drug monitoring -- 9. Drugs in pregnancy -- 10. Drugs in infants and children -- 11. Drugs in the elderly -- 12. Adverse drug reactions -- 13. Drug interactions -- 14. Pharmacogenetics -- 15. Introduction of new drugs and clinical trials -- 16. Cell-based and recombinant DNA therapies -- 17. Alternative medicines: herbals and nutraceuticals -- Part II. The Nervous System -- 18. Hypnotics and anxiolytics -- 19. Schizophrenia and behavioural emergencies -- 20. Mood disorders -- 21. Movement disorders and degenerative disease -- 22. Anti-epileptics -- 23. Migraine -- 24. An aesthetics and muscle relaxants -- 25. Analgesics and the control of pain -- Part III. The Musculoskeletal System -- 26. Anti-inflammatory drugs and the treatment of arthritis --
Part IV. The Cardiovascular System -- 27. Prevention of atheroma: lowering plasma cholesterol and other approaches -- 28. Hypertension -- 29. Ischaemic heart disease -- 30. Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs -- 31. Heart failure -- 32. Cardiac dysrhythmias -- Part V. The Respiratory System -- 33. Therapy of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CLlPl) ) and other respiratory disorders -- Part VI. The Alimentary System -- 34. Alimentary system and liver -- 35. Vitamins and trace elements -- Part VII. Fluids and Electrolytes -- 36. Nephrological and related aspects -- Part VIII. The Endocrine System -- 37. Diabetes mellitus -- 38. Thyroid -- 39. Calcium metabolism -- 40. Adrenal hormones -- 41. Reproductive endocrinology -- 42. The pituitary hormones and related drugs -- Part IX. Selective Toxicity -- 43. Antibacterial drugs -- 44. Mycobacterial infections -- 45. Fungal and non-HIV viral infections -- 46. HIV and AIDS -- 47. Malaria and other parasitic infections -- 48. Cancer chemotherapy -- Part X. Haematology -- 49. Anaemia and other haematological disorders -- Part XI. Immunopharmacology -- 50. Clinical immunopharmacology -- Part XII. The Skin -- 51. Drugs and the skin -- Part XIII. The Eye -- 52. Drugs and the eye -- Part XIV. Clinical Toxicology -- 53. Drugs and alcohol abuse -- 54. Drug overdose and poisoning
Summary If you understand how drugs work (pharmacodynamics), how they are handled by the body (pharmacokinetics), how they interact with each other, and how drug treatments are assessed, then you will become a better prescriber. This textbook has been streamlined to focus on what medical students and junior doctors really need to know in order to understand the implications of prescribing one drug over, or in combination with, another. The text provides current information on all areas of drug prescribing with updated discussion and guidance on such topics as adverse drug reactions, 'personalized medicine', gene and cell-based therapy, advances in cancer therapy, and mechanisms of drug action and treatment guidelines in HIV and mycobacterial infections therapy. A new chapter on alternative medicines and nutraceuticals has been introduced and Further Reading lists have been updated to include key medical websites
Notes Previous ed.: published as A textbook of clinical pharmacology by James M. Ritter, Lionel D. Lewis, Timothy G.K. Mant. New York; London: Arnold, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Clinical pharmacology.
Pharmacology, Clinical.
Drug Therapy.
Author Ritter, James.
Ritter, James. Textbook of clinical pharmacology
ISBN 0340900466 (paperback)
9780340900468 (paperback)
Other Titles Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
OTHER TI Textbook of clinical pharmacology