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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance
Sixth edition
by M. J. Neal

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students.

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance:

  • Addresses the key principles of medical pharmacology that are central to medicine
  • Contains full-colour artwork throughout, making the subject easy to understand
  • Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right
  • Contains 10 self-assessment cases
  • Explains the mechanisms involved in pharmacological processes and covers the mode of action and effects of drugs in clinical medicine
  • Discusses the mechanisms of action of each drug, indicating the therapeutics of choice for specific conditions
  • Covers basic principles of drug action; drug-receptor interactions; drug absorption, distribution and excretion; drug metabolism; how drugs act on specific body systems; and how drugs are used in a variety of common complaints
  • Includes the latest changes in pharmacology and the British Pharmacological Society Core Curriculum


  1. Drug-receptor interactions
  2. Drug absorption, distribution and excretion
  3. Drug metabolism
  4. Local anaesthetics
  5. Drugs acting at the neuromuscular junction
  6. Autonomic nervous system
  7. Autonomic drugs acting at cholinergic synapses
  8. Drugs acting on the sympathetic system
  9. Ocular pharmacology
  10. Asthma, hay fever and anaphylaxis
  11. Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract I: Peptic ulcer
  12. Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract II: Motility and secretions
  13. Drugs acting on the kidney—diuretics
  14. Drugs used in hypertension
  15. Drugs used in angina
  16. Antiarrhythmic drugs
  17. Drugs used in heart failure
  18. Drugs used to affect blood coagulation
  19. Lipid-lowering drugs
  20. Agents used in anaemias
  21. Central transmitter substances
  22. General anaesthetics
  23. Anxiolytics and hypnotics
  24. Antiepileptic drugs
  25. Drugs used in Parkinson's disease
  26. Antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics)
  27. Drugs used in affective disorders—antidepressants
  28. Opioid analgesics
  29. Drugs used in nausea and vertigo (antiemetics)
  30. Drug misuse and dependence
  31. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  32. Corticosteroids
  33. Sex hormones and drugs
  34. Thyroid and antithyroid drugs
  35. Antidiabetic agents
  36. Antibacterial drugs that inhibit nucleic acid synthesis: sulphonamides, trimethoprim, quinolones and nitroimidazoles
  37. Antibacterial drugs that inhibit cell wall synthesis: penicillins, cephalosporins and vancomycin
  38. Antibacterial drugs that inhibit protein synthesis: aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides and chloramphenicol
  39. Antifungal drugs
  40. Antiviral drugs
  41. Drugs acting on parasites I: Helminths (worms)
  42. Drugs acting on parasites II: Protozoa
  43. Drugs used in cancer
  44. Poisoning
  45. Adverse drug reactions


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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance
Sixth edition
by M. J. Neal

2009 • 111 pages • $34.95 + shipping
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