A concise overview of the most important principles in clinical pharmacology, with drug comparisons in clear chart format. The book blends the essentials of basic pharmacology and clinical pharmacology so that transition from classroom to clinic is less abrupt. The text that surrounds the tables emphasize key issues pertaining to therapeutic rationale, basic pharmacologic principles and clinical use of drugs. Topics include Principles of Pharmacology (Pharmacokinetics, drug actions at multiple levels, drug interactions, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal), Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular and Hematology Drugs, Respiratory Drugs, GI Drugs, Anti-Infective Agents, Anticancer drugs, Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulating Agents, and Endocrine System Drugs.
Excellent USMLE Board review.
About the Authors
James Olson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate in Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington; Instructor in Pediatrics, Univ of Washington/Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.