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    Todd W. Vanderah, PhD.
    Summary: "Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology is the wide-ranging, engaging guide students have counted on for decades. To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book includes sections that specifically address the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects, along with case studies that introduce clinical problems. chapter opens with a case study, covers drug groups and prototypes, and closes with summary tables and diagrams that encapsulate important information. Updated to reflect the latest research, this sixteenth edition features a new chapter on cannabinoids, USMLE-style questions, new drug tables, and more"--Publisher's description.

    Contents:
    Section I: Basic principles. Introduction: The Nature of Drugs & Drug Development & Regulation
    Drug Receptors & Pharmacodynamics
    Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Rational Dosing & the Time Course of Drug Action
    Drug Biotransformation
    Pharmacogenomics
    Section II: Autonomic drugs. Introduction to Autonomic Pharmacology
    Cholinoceptor-Activating & Cholinesterase-Inhibiting Drugs
    Cholinoceptor-Blocking Drugs
    Adrenoceptor Agonists & Sympathomimetic Drugs
    Adrenoceptor Antagonist Drugs
    Section III: Cardiovascular-renal drugs. Antihypertensive Agents
    Vasodilators & the Treatment of Angina Pectoris & Coronary Syndromes
    Drugs Used in Heart Failure
    Agents Used in Cardiac Arrhythmias
    Diuretic Agents
    Section IV: Drugs with important actions on smooth muscle. Histamine, Serotonin, Anti-Obesity Drugs, & the Ergot Alkaloids
    Vasoactive Peptides
    The Eicosanoids: Prostaglandins, Thromboxanes, Leukotrienes, & Related Compounds
    Nitric Oxide
    Drugs Used in Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Section V: Drugs that act in the central nervous system. Introduction to the Pharmacology of CNS Drugs
    Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
    The Alcohols
    Antiseizure Medications
    General Anesthetics
    Local Anesthetics
    Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
    Pharmacologic Management of Parkinsonism & Other Movement Disorders
    Antipsychotic Agents & Lithium
    Antidepressant Agents
    Opioid Agonists & Antagonists
    Drugs of Abuse
    Section VI: Drugs used to treat diseases of the blood, inflammation, & gout. Agents Used in Cytopenias; Hematopoietic Growth Factors
    Drugs Used in Disorders of Coagulation
    Agents Used in Dyslipidemia
    Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, Nonopioid Analgesics, & Drugs Used in Gout
    Section VII: Endocrine drugs. Hypothalamic & Pituitary Hormones
    Thyroid & Antithyroid Drugs
    Adrenocorticosteroids & Adrenocortical Antagonists
    The Gonadal Hormones & Inhibitors
    Pancreatic Hormones & Glucose-Lowering Drugs
    Agents That Affect Bone Mineral Homeostasis
    Section VIII: Chemotherapeutic drugs. Beta-Lactam & Other Cell Wall- & Membrane-Active Antibiotics--' Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin, Chloramphenicol, Streptogramins, Oxazolidinones, & Pleuromutilins
    Aminoglycosides & Spectinomycin
    Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim, & Quinolones
    Antimycobacterial Drugs
    Antifungal Agents
    Antiviral Agents
    Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Agents; Disinfectants, Antiseptics, & Sterilants
    Clinical Use of Antimicrobial Agents
    Antiprotozoal Drugs
    Pharmacology of the Antihelminthic Drugs
    Cancer Chemotherapy
    Immunopharmacology
    Section IX: Toxicology
    Introduction to Toxicology: Occupational & Environmental
    Heavy Metal Intoxication & Chelators
    Management of the Poisoned Patient
    Section X: Special topics. Special Aspects of Perinatal & Pediatric Pharmacology
    Special Aspects of Geriatric Pharmacology
    Dermatologic Pharmacology
    Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases
    Cannabinoid Drugs
    Therapeutic & Toxic Potential of Over-the-Counter Agents
    Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medications
    Rational Prescribing & Prescription Writing
    Important Drug Interactions & Their Mechanisms
    Appendix 1: Vaccines, Immune Globulins, & Other Complex Biologic Products.