This series of books reflects the trend towards a core curriculum and self-directed learning. The content is restricted to the 'must know' core information presented in a synoptic style. The diagrams that support the text are in a style that the reader can remember and reproduce in examinations. Each chapter ends with a selection of self-assessment material and full explanatory answers. These consolidate and expand on the chapter contents. The series covers the entire curriculum in approximately twelve discipline-based volumes. This volume presents an integrated coverage of basic and clinical pharmacology.
Basic principles. The Autonomic Nervous System. Drugs used in Cardiovascular Disease. Drugs and the Blood. Hyperlipidemia. Drugs used in CNS Diseases. Analgesics. Drugs used in Anaesthesia. Drugs for Arthritis. Respiratory Disorders and Hypersensitivity. Drugs and the Gastrointestinal system. Drugs acting on the Endocrine System. Antibiotics. Chemotherapy for Viruses, Fungi and Protozoa. Anticancer Chemotherapy. Drugs and the Skin. Drug Overdose and poisoning. Drug Dependency and Abuse. Drugs in pregnancy, Breast-feeding, Children and the Elderly. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions. New Drugs and Clinical Trials.