• Pharmacology Secrets


    This new book from The Secrets Series covers not only mechanisms of action, uses, and pharmacokinetics of all major drugs and new arrivals, it also includes a clear explanation of the physiology and biochemistry behind the concepts-and it relates this material to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Perfect for the current pharmacology curriculum and practical enough for everyday clinical use.


    # Excellent quick refresher for practitioners and nurses
    # Presents coverage of major drugs as well as new arrivals
    # Geared toward use in pharmacology courses
    # Appendix discusses areas in pharmacology that are difficult for students (e.g., cardiac action potential)
    # Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
    # Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review
    # 50 succinct chapters written by experts their fields
    # All the most important "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®
    # Thorough, highly detailed index


    SECTION I. GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY 1. Pharmacokinetics 2. Pharmacodynamics SECTION II. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 3. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs 4. Anticonvulsant Drugs 5. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Depression 6. Antipsychotics and Drugs Used in the Therapy of Psychiatric Disorders 7. Drugs used in the Therapy of Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease 8. Opiate Pharmacology SECTION III. CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY 9. Autonomic Nervous System Pharmacology 10. Drugs that Affect the Parasympathetic Nervous System 11. Drugs that Affect the Sympathetic Nervous System 12. Calcium Channel Blockers 13. Direct Vasodil ators 14. Therapy of Hypertension 15. Therapy of Angina 16. Therapy of Cardiac Arrythmias 17. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure 18. Drugs that Affect the Clotting Cascase 19. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Hyperlipidemia 20. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Gout SECTION IV. DIURETICS AND ANTIDIURETICS 21. Diuretics 22. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH SECTION V: DRUGS USED IN ANESTHESIA 23. General Anesthetics 24. Local Anesthetics SECTION VI: DRUGS THAT AFFECT MUSCLE TISSUE AND BONE 25. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 26. Agents Used in Contracting Smooth Muscle 27. Drugs that Affect Bone Mineralization SECTION VII: THE THERAPY OF PAIN AND INFLAMMATION 28. Nonsteroidal Pain Relievers 29. Steroids and Immunosuppressant Agents 30. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Asthma 31. Antihistamines SECTION VIII: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 32. Drugs that Affect Gastric Acid Secretion 33. Drugs that Affect the Bowel 34. Antihelmintics SECTION IX: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 35. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus 36. Drugs that Affect the Thyroid Gland 37. Drugs that Affect the Reproductive System SECTION X: ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIINFECTIVES 38. General Principles of Antibiotic Therapy 39. Penicillin and Derivatives 40. Cephalosporin Antibiotics 41. Macrolide Antibiotics 42. Flouroquinolone Antibiotics 43. Tetracycline Antibiotics 44. Antiviral and Antifungal Drugs SECTION XI: CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY 45. General Concepts in Cancer Chemotherapy 46. Antimetabolite Agents 47. Alkylating Agents and Related Drugs 48. Antibiotics and Mitotic Spindle Inhibitors SECTION XII: HERBAL AND OVER-THE-COUNTER PREPARATIONS AND TOXICOLOGY 49. Herbal Medications and Over-the-Counter Drugs 50. Toxicology APPENDIX Physiology



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