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Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th Edition (LANGE Basic Science)

 
 
 
 
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th Edition (LANGE Basic Science)
Author: Bertram Katzung - Susan Masters - Anthony Trevor
ISBN 13: 9780071604055
ISBN 10: 71604057
Edition: 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1232
List Price: $67.95
 
 

The most trusted and up-to-date pharmacology text in medicine — completely redesigned to make the learning process even more interesting and efficient

5 Star Doody's Review!

"This is the most widely used textbook for teaching pharmacology to health professionals. This 11th edition is far superior to any previous editions....The authors' goals are to provide a complete, authoritative, current, and readable textbook of pharmacology for students in health sciences. Testimony to their success is the widespread use of this work as required textbook for pharmacology courses around the world. This book is used extensively by thousands of medical, pharmacy, podiatry, nursing, and other health professions students to study pharmacology. Likewise, it remains a valuable resource for residents and practicing physicians....I continue to use this book as a required resource for all courses that I teach to medical, nursing, and allied health students. It is authoritative, readable, and supported by numerous learning tools."—Doody's Review Service

Organized to reflect the syllabi in Pharmacology courses, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers all the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. It is acknowledged worldwide as the field’s most current, authoritative, and comprehensive textbook. To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book features a strong focus on the choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects.

Coverage that spans every important aspect of medical pharmacology:

  • Basic Principles
  • Autonomic Drugs
  • Cardiovascular-Renal Drugs
  • Drugs with Important Actions on Smooth Muscle
  • Drugs that Act in the Central Nervous System
  • Drugs Used to Treat Diseases of the Blood, Inflammation, and Gout
  • Endocrine Drugs
  • Chemotherapeutic Drugs
  • Toxicology

NEW to this edition:

  • Full-color presentation, including 300+ illustrations
  • Case studies introduce clinical problems in many chapters
  • Drug summary tables for key information in comparative context
  • Descriptions of important newly released drugs, including new immunopharmacologic agents
  • Expanded coverage of general concepts relating to newly discovered receptors, receptor mechanisms, and drug transporters

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description:This is the most widely used textbook for teaching pharmacology to health professionals. This 11th edition is far superior to any previous editions. Along with updated scientific and medical information, this edition includes several important additions: 1) introducing each chapter with a case study; 2) a drug summary table at the end of each chapter; and 3) many newly created full-color illustrations.
Purpose:The authors' goals are to provide a complete, authoritative, current, and readable textbook of pharmacology for students in health sciences. Testimony to their success is the widespread use of this work as required textbook for pharmacology courses around the world.
Audience:This book is used extensively by thousands of medical, pharmacy, podiatry, nursing, and other health professions students to study pharmacology. Likewise, it remains a valuable resource for residents and practicing physicians.
Features:It comprehensively covers medical pharmacology under the broad headings of basic pharmacology, autonomic drugs, cardiovascular-renal drugs, drugs with important actions on smooth muscle, drugs that act in the central nervous system, drugs used to treat diseases of the blood, inflammation, and gout, endocrine drugs, chemotherapeutic drugs, and toxicology. The addition of full color illustrations, case studies, and drug summary tables makes this edition far superior to previous editions. What I like most is that it is part of McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine that allows students to have all of the accompanying learning tools and medical information available at one site on either their desktop or tablet computer.
Assessment:I continue to use this book as a required resource for all courses that I teach to medical, nursing, and allied health students. It is authoritative, readable, and supported by numerous learning tools, such as Katzung and Trevor's Review of Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review, 8th edition, Trevor et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008); Pharmacology Flash Cards, 2nd edition, Brenner (McGraw-Hill, 2009); Case Files: Pharmacology, 2nd edition, Toy et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008); and others. In my view, there are three very adequate textbooks for teaching a basic course in pharmacology, each with its own unique advantages. The two competitors are Brody's Human Pharmacology: Molecular to Clinical, 5th edition, Wecker et al. (Elsevier, 2009), and Pharmacology, 3rd edition, Brenner and Stevens (Elsevier, 2010). Students would find any of the three to be very easy to use to master an understanding of pharmacology. However, my preference remains Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.