Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology,
Edition 6
By Craig W. Stevens

Publication Date: 27 Jun 2022
More detailed than an outlined review but less overwhelming than an encyclopedic reference, Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology, 6th Edition, focuses on the essential principles you need to know in a concise, easy-to-understand manner. Authored by Craig W. Stevens, PhD, this highly illustrated introductory text helps you learn and retain key information in pharmacology—taking you from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice. New and extensively revised content keeps you up to date with the latest pharmacologic mechanisms and applications. 

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. 

  • Helps you understand both the basic science foundations and clinical applications of pharmacology, with 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. 

  • Includes the latest drugs and therapeutic indications (more than 100 are new to this edition), along with an entirely new chapter on recent developments of immunopharmacology drugs, including antivirals and vaccinations. 

  • Addresses key topics such as antiviral and monoclonal drugs to treat COVID-19, the opioid epidemic, and gene therapy. 

  • Features more than 700 new and updated images, with many revised figures focused on clearing presenting the mechanism of action of drugs. 

  • Includes access to bonus eBook content such as animations, an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style self-assessment questions, and more. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

About the author
By Craig W. Stevens, Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA
Table of Contents
Section I

1 Introduction to Pharmacology and Drug Names
2 Pharmacokinetics or What the Body Does to the Drug
3 Pharmacodynamics or What the Drug Does to the Body
4 Drug Development and Drug Safety 35
5 Toxicology Principles and the Treatment of Poisoning
Section II

6 Parasympathetic, Neuromuscular Pharmacology, and Cholinergic Agonists
7 Cholinergic Receptor Antagonists
8 Sympathetic Neuropharmacology and Adrenergic Agonists
9 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists
Section III

10 Antihypertensive Drugs
11 Antianginal Drugs
12 Drugs for the Treatment of Heart Failure
13 Diuretic Drugs
14 Drugs for Cardiac Dysrhythmia
15 Drugs for Hyperlipidemia
16 Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Drugs
17 Hematopoietic Drugs
Section IV

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

26 Autacoid Drugs That Mimic Endogenous Substances
27 Pharmacological Treatment of Respiratory Disorders
28 Pharmacological Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders
29 Drugs for Headache Disorders
30 Drugs for Pain, Inflammation, and Arthritic Disorders
Section VI

31 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormone Drugs
32 Drugs for the Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
33 Adrenal Steroids and Related Drugs
34 Fertility and Reproduction Drugs
35 Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes
36 Drugs Affecting Calcium and Bone Formation
Section VII

37 Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
38 Antibiotics That Inhibit Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
39 Antibiotics That Inhibit Bacterial Protein Synthesis
40 Other Antimicrobial Agents Such as Quinolones and Antifolate Drugs
41 Antimycobacterial Drugs for Treating Tuberculosis and Other Diseases
42 Drugs for the Treatment of Fungal Infections
43 Drugs for the Treatment of Viral Infections
44 Drugs for the Treatment of Parasites
45 Antineoplastic Agents
46 Immunopharmacology, Biologicals, and Gene Therapy
Answers and Explanations
Book details
ISBN: 9780323758987
Page Count: 624
Illustrations : Approx. 208 illustrations (208 in full color)
Retail Price : £56.99
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