ISBN-13: 978-0071741040

Basic Concepts in Pharmacology: What You Need to Know for Each Drug Class, Fourth Edition 4th Edition

by Janet Stringer (Author)

 

“This could be a very useful tool for students who struggle with understanding the most basic concepts in pharmacology for course and licensure examinations. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service

Basic Concepts in Pharmacology provides you with a complete framework for studying -– and understanding — the fundamental principles of drug actions. With this unique learning system, you’ll be able to identify must-know material, recognize your strengths and weaknesses, minimize memorization, streamline your study, and build your confidence. Basic Concepts in Pharmacology presents drugs by class, details exactly what you need to know about each class, and reinforces key concepts and definitions.

With this innovative text you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the concepts you truly must know before moving on to other material
  • Understand the fundamental principles of drug actions
  • Organize and condense the drug information you must remember
  • Review key information, which is presented in boxes, illustrations, and tables
  • Identify the most important drugs in each drug class

Seven sections specifically designed to simplify the learning process and help you gain an understanding of the most important concepts:

  • General Principles
  • Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
  • Drugs That Act on the Central Nervous System
  • Chemotherapeutic Agents
  • Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System
  • Miscellaneous Drugs (Includes Toxicology and Poisoning)