Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 15th Edition

The 15th Edition of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology is a comprehensive resource, bridging the gap between science and clinical practice. Packed with essential knowledge for healthcare professionals, it offers up-to-date insights into drug interactions, mechanisms, and therapeutic applications, aiding optimal patient care.
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Learn essential pharmaceutical principles and techniques with the most thorough, reliable manual available.

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Basic and Clinical Pharmacology is the comprehensive, interesting textbook that students have relied on for years. It is presented in full color and contains hundreds of pictures.

The handbook covers the key ideas students need to understand about the science of pharmacology and how it is applied to clinical practice. It is organized to reflect the course sequence in many pharmacology courses and in integrated curricula. To give more comprehensive coverage of transporters, pharmacogenomics, and novel medications, this edition has undergone considerable updating.

Features of the Book:

Provides the information and understanding necessary for success in all areas of pharmacology.

  • Includes all facets of medical pharmacology, such as herbal remedies and over-the-counter medications.
  • Major updates to the chapters on prostaglandins, central nervous system neurotransmitters, antiseizure, antipsychotic, antidepressant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and viral medications
  • A new chapter on the pharmacology of cannabis, an increasingly important subject
  • Each chapter begins with a case study, then discusses drug categories and prototypes before concluding with summary tables and graphics that highlight key points.
  • Revised full-color images assist explain key ideas and provide greater information about medication mechanisms and effects.
  • At the conclusion of each chapter, trade name/generic name tables are supplied for quick reference while drafting a chart order or prescription.
  • Contains details of significant fresh medications introduced through May 2019
  • Recent discoveries in receptors, receptor processes, and drug transporters are presented in new and revised general concepts.

About the Author:

The state University of New York at Syracuse awarded Dr. Katzung his M.D. in 1957, and the University of California at San Francisco awarded him his Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1962. He joined the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (now CMP) at UCSF in 1958 after completing an internship there, and the faculty in 1962. From 1978 until 1981, he served as the department’s acting chair. His research centered on how pharmaceuticals, such as digitalis and antiarrhythmic medications, altered heart function, particularly cardiac cells electrical activity.

Teaching: From 1972 until 1995, Dr. Katzung oversaw the Department’s teaching program for all professional students. Since his retirement, he has continued to instruct medical students when called upon.

Professor Emeritus of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco is Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD.

Authors for McGraw-Hill are among the foremost authorities in their professions and are committed to advancing the lives, careers, and interests of readers everywhere.

What is Pharmacology?

A drug can be defined as any synthetic, natural, or endogenous (produced by the body) molecule that affects a cell, tissue, organ, or organism in a biochemical or physiological way. Sometimes the term “pharmacon” is used to refer to both endogenous and exogenous bioactive species. Pharmacology is a branch of medicine, biology, and pharmaceutical sciences that deals with the action of drugs and medications. It is the study of medications, including their pharmacokinetics, therapeutic applications, and toxicology. More specifically, it is the study of how interactions between a living thing and chemicals impact whether biochemical activity is normal or pathological.[2] Pharmaceuticals are chemicals that have therapeutic qualities.

The field includes molecular and cellular mechanisms, organ/system mechanisms, signal transduction/cellular communication, molecular diagnostics, interactions, chemical biology, therapy, medical applications, and antipathogenic capabilities. It also includes drug composition and properties, functions, sources, synthesis, and drug design. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are the two primary subfields of pharmacology. Pharmacodynamics researches how a drug affects biological systems, and pharmacokinetics researches how a drug affects biological systems. In general, pharmacodynamics talks about chemicals that interact with biological receptors, and pharmacokinetics talks about how chemicals are absorbed, distributed, metabolised, and excreted (ADME) from biological systems.

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