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Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications
Sixth Edition
by Charles R. Craig

Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications provides an up-to-date and comprehensive textbook on pharmacology.


  • Chapters open with a brief section on phsiology followed by a detailed listing of the various drugs used to treat specific conditions.
  • Each chapter includes five to seven examination questions with detailed answers to help students test their knowledge of the covered material.
  • Appearing at the end of each chapter, case studies present students with real-life examples of clinical scenarios and require them to apply their knowledge to solve the problem.
  • This edition focuses more on drug classes rather than individual drugs, eliminating unnecessary detail such as chemical structures, while maintaining emphasis on structure-activity relationships in drug action and development.
  • This edition also includes new information from the clinic and the laboratory.


Part I: General Principles of Pharmacology

  • Progress in Therapeutics
  • Mechanisms of Drug Action
  • Drug Absorption and Distribution
  • Metabolism and Excretion of Drugs
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Drug Metabolism and Disposition in Pediatric and Gerontological Stages of Life
  • Principles of Toxicology
  • Contemporary Bioethical Issues in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Research

Part II: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

  • General Organization and Functions of the Nervous System
  • Adrenomimetic Drugs
  • Adrenoceptor Antagonists
  • Directly and Indirectly Acting Cholinomimetics
  • Muscarinic Blocking Drugs
  • Gianglionic Blocking Drugs and Nicotine

Part III: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

  • Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Heart Failure
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  • Antianginal Drugs
  • The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and Other Vasoactive Substances
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Antihypertensive Drugs
  • Diuretic Drugs
  • Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Fibrinolytic (Thrombolytic) Drugs
  • Hypocholesterolemic Drugs and Coronary Heart Disease

Part IV: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

  • Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology
  • General Anesthesia: Intravenous and Inhalational Agents
  • Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics
  • Local Anesthetics
  • Agents Affecting Neuromuscular Transmission
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs
  • Drugs Used in Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Antiepileptic Drugs
  • Drugs Used in Mood Disorders
  • Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Contemporary Drug Abuse

Part V: Therapeutic Aspects of Inflammatory and Selected Other Clinical Disorders

  • Antiinflammatory and Antirheumatic Drugs
  • Drugs Used in Gout
  • Histamine and Histamine Antagonists
  • Drugs Used in Asthma
  • Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Drugs Used in Dermatological Disorders
  • Drugs for the Control of Supragingival Plaque

Part VI: Chemotherapy

  • Introduction to Chemotherapy
  • Synthetic Organic Antimicrobials: Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim, Nitrofurans, Quinolones, Methenamine
  • B-Lactam Antibiotics
  • Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
  • Tetracyclines, Chloramphenicol, Macrolides, and Lincosamides
  • Bacitracin, Glycopeptide Antibiotics, and the Polymyxins
  • Drugs Used in Tuberculosis and Leprosy
  • Antiviral Drugs
  • Therapy of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Antifungal Drugs
  • Antiprotozoal Drugs
  • Anthelmintic Drugs
  • The Rational Basis for Cancer
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Immunomodulating Drugs
  • Gene Therapy

Part VII: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

  • Hypothalamic and Pituitary Gland Hormones
  • Adrenocortical Hormones and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex
  • Estrogens, Progestins, and SERMs
  • Uterine Stimulants and Relaxants
  • Androgens, Antiandrogens, and Anabolic Steroids
  • Drugs Used in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
  • Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
  • Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Vitamin D, and Other Compounds Related to Mineral Metabolism
  • Insulin and Oral Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
  • Vitamins
  • Herbal Medicine


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Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications
Sixth Edition
by Charles R. Craig

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