New Edition
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, 26e,
Edition 26
By RS Satoskar, MBBS, BSc (Med), PhD (Sheffield), Nirmala Rege and SD Bhandarkar, MD, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Glasgow)

Publication Date: 07 Dec 2020

This book strengthens the scientific knowledge base and promotes rational thinking among students

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has introduced a competency-based curriculum in 2019, which not only lays emphasis on integration with clinical and pre-clinical subjects but also clearly states subject competencies and defines domains and levels to be achieved for each of them. In addition, it is clinically oriented and gives due importance to the self-directed learning. The duration of teaching for the subject of Pharmacology in the new curriculum has been reduced to one year with additional dedicated time to revisit it in the subsequent years. This 26th edition of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics has been revised considerably to match the demands of the new curriculum.

Right from its conception, this book has used an integrated approach intertwining current knowledge of pathophysiology of the disease, pharmacology of available drugs and strategies for medical management of diseases. We have made every attempt to provide up-to-date information about the drugs while focussing on the aspects relevant to their use in clinical practice.

Key Features

  • Structured pedagogy facilitating feature-rich presentation and organization of the content, which makes it more student friendly
  • Richly illustrated content supplemented with large number of tables and boxes – explaining physiology, complex concepts, relevant drug features and principles of pharmacotherapy
  • Mechanisms of drug actions, explained in text and illustrated via diagrams as well as videos (animations) for better understanding and retention
  • Key points in pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of diseases highlighted throughout the book
  • Practical tips in this book serve as a reference guide in practice so that students can treat their patients effectively and confidently

New Features

What’s New

  • Thoroughly revised content, fully in line with the New CBME Curriculum

  • Knowledge-related competencies labelled within the text
  • Drug information fully updated, presented in crisp and integrated manner
  • Illustrations increased, converted to multicolour graphics
  • Core points and therapeutics highlighted with coloured backgrounds in the text
  • Widely reviewed and updated text, in line with feedback from faculty members and students
  • Over 100 flow charts of drug classification added, available as a separate section within the book

Important Additions/Updations

  • Management of ADRs and drug interactions
  • Epilepsy management updated
  • Psycopharmacology clinically oriented
  • Prostaglandin uses at a glance
  • Updated treatment guidelines for asthma and COPD
  • Newer antimicrobials, beta lactamase inhibitors and antibiotic stewardship programme
  • Current guidelines for TB management
  • STD prophylaxis
  • Drug therapy of HBV, HCV and coronaviruses
  • Metronomic chemotherapy
  • Recent trends in management of diabetes mellitus
  • Immunopharmacology simplified
About the author
By RS Satoskar, MBBS, BSc (Med), PhD (Sheffield), Former Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College; TN Medical College; LTM Medical College and Associate in Clinical Medicine, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India; Nirmala Rege and SD Bhandarkar, MD, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Glasgow), Former Hon. Professor & Head, Department of Endocrinology and Associate in Clinical Pharmacology Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
Book details
ISBN: 9788131256954
Page Count: 1160
Retail Price : £36.23
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