Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology
Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology,
Edition 5
By George M. Brenner, PhD and Craig Stevens, PhD

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2017

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Designed to help you learn and retain key information in pharmacology, this foundational text takes you from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice. Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology, 5th Edition, focuses on the essential principles you need to know, in a concise yet comprehensive manner that’s easy to understand. Highly illustrated and formatted for quick reference, it’s your go-to text for the must-know aspects of pharmacology you’ll need for clinical problem solving and decision making.

Key Features

  • Teaches the fundamental aspects of pharmacology using full-color illustrations, detailed explanations, and a consistent format to present classification of drugs for each system/disease.
  • Features useful tables, drug classifications boxes, case studies, and self-assessments in each chapter to help you review and prepare for course exams and Step 1.
  • Student Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and animations, designed to produce a more rounded learning experience. You’ll also find an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style questions, and more.

New Features

  • Includes the latest pharmacologic mechanisms and applications with new and updated drug information throughout.
About the author
By George M. Brenner, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK and Craig Stevens, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA
Table of Contents

Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology
Fifth Edition

Section I: Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
Chapter 2 Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 3 Pharmacodynamics
Chapter 4 Drug Development and Safety
Chapter 5 Toxicology and the Treatment of Poisoning

Section II: Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology
Chapter 6 Peripheral Neuropharmacology and Acetylcholine Agonists
Chapter 7 Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists
Chapter 8 Sympathetic Neurotransmission and Adrenoceptor Agonists
Chapter 9 Adrenoceptor Antagonists

Section III: Cardiovascular, Renal, and Hematologic Pharmacology
Chapter 10 Antihypertensive Drugs
Chapter 11 Antianginal Drugs
Chapter 12 Drugs for Heart Failure
Chapter 13 Diuretics
Chapter 14 Drugs for Cardiac Dysrhythmia
Chapter 15 Drugs for Hyperlipidemia
Chapter 16 Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Drugs
Chapter 17 Hematopoietic Drugs

Section IV: Central Nervous System Pharmacology
Chapter 18 Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology
Chapter 19 Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs
Chapter 20 Antiepileptic Drugs
Chapter 21 Local and General Anesthetics
Chapter 22 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Chapter 23 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
Chapter 24 Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chapter 25 Drugs of Abuse

Section V: Pharmacology of Respiratory and Other Systems
Chapter 26 Autacoid Drugs
Chapter 27 Respiratory Pharmacology
Chapter 28 Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Chapter 29 Drugs for Headache Disorders
Chapter 30 Drugs for Pain, Inflammation, and Arthritic Disorders

Section VI: Endocrine Pharmacology
Chapter 31 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs
Chapter 32 Thyroid Drugs
Chapter 33 Adrenal Steroids and Related Drugs
Chapter 34 Drugs Affecting Fertility and Reproduction
Chapter 35 Drugs for Diabetes
Chapter 36 Drugs Affecting Calcium and Bone

Section VII: Chemotherapy
Chapter 37 Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Chapter 38 Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
Chapter 39 Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis
Chapter 40 Quinolones, Antifolate Drugs, and Other Antimicrobial Agents
Chapter 41 Antimycobacterial Drugs
Chapter 42 Antifungal Drugs
Chapter 43 Antiviral Drugs
Chapter 44 Antiparasitic Drugs
Chapter 45 Antineoplastic and Immunomodulating Drugs

Answers and Explanations to Review Questions


Book Reviews

"This is an excellent option for use in a course covering the scope of the discipline of pharmacology. It's easy on the eyes, easy to read and digest, and particularly strong in balancing detail and brevity. This balance clearly differentiates this book from others in the field that are either oppressive, unreadable tomes of undigestible detail or skeleton outlines that lack actual content." Reviewed by Kenneth E. McCarson, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center) Doody's Score: 93, 4 Stars!

Book details
ISBN: 9780323391665
Page Count: 552
Illustrations: Approx. 386 illustrations (386 in full color)
Retail Price: £44.99