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Pharmacology: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition (PreTest Basic Science)

Pharmacology: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition (PreTest Basic Science)
Author: Marshal Shlafer
ISBN 13: 9780071623421
ISBN 10: 71623426
Edition: 13
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Publication Date: 2010-02-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 558
List Price: $35.00

PreTest is the closest you can get to seeing the test before you take it!

500 USMLE-type questions and answers!

"I think this is one of the best PreTests I have ever read!" — David Scoville, Third Year MD/PhD Candidate, University of Kansas School of Medicine.

"PreTest Pharmacology is a properly organized, concise tool that will help any medical student preparing for shelf or board exams." — Joe Bart, Fourth Year Medical Student, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton

Great for course review and the USMLE Step 1, Pharmacology PreTest asks the right questions so you’ll know the right answers. You’ll find 500 clinical-vignette style questions and answers along with complete explanations of correct and incorrect answers. The content has been reviewed by students who recently passed their exams, so you know you are studying the most relevant and up-to-date material possible. No other study guide targets what you really need to know in order to pass like PreTest!

Content that covers all the must-know topics:

General Principles,

The Peripheral Nervous System: Autonomic and Somatic,

The Central Nervous System,

The Cardiovascular System,

The Renal System and Diuretics,

The Respiratory System: Asthma and COPD,

Local Control Substances: Autacoids and Drugs for Inflammatory Processes,

The Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition,

The Endocrine System, Uterine Stimulants and Relaxants,


Cancer Chemotherapy and Immunosuppressants,


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Reviewer:Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description:The quality and diversity of the questions and responses in this 13th edition of a pharmacology review are markedly improved over previous editions.
Purpose:This book is designed to facilitate students' mastery of pharmacology required to pass course examinations and board certification examinations. Previous editions have been well received by students and this edition is significantly better.
Audience:It is intended for medical students, specifically to help them successfully complete of step 1 of USMLE. However, any healthcare professional student will find this helpful in the mastery of pharmacology for course examinations and board certification examinations.
Features:The 500 USMLE-type questions are appropriately divided amongst the subtopics taught in pharmacology courses and tested on board certification examinations. Most of the questions are clinical vignettes or scenarios, although some don't conform to the style or clarity of the USMLE questions. The explanations for each question are outstanding and all are referenced to Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th edition, Brunton et al. (McGraw Hill, 2006), or Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th edition, Katzung et al. (McGraw Hill, 2009). Significant improvements have been made in the integration of basic pharmacology content with basic information from preclinical disciplines, which is of great value for students who learn their pharmacology in an integrated curriculum. Students will find the table on generic drug name suffix of great value. Questions have been tested and reviewed by medical students in training. Reviews by students have been outstanding.
Assessment:Students in the healthcare professions have numerous excellent resources to aid in their mastery of pharmacology for courses and board certification examinations. This is one of the more popular series that is well received by students.