Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, now in its fifth edition, offers medical students all they need to know to become safe and effective prescribers. It forms a complete, integrated resource for basic pharmaceutical science, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, and therapeutics.
The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Key features include:
Clear, disease-based approach.
Presentation of how drugs are used in clinical practice.
Succinct explanations of the major pathogenic mechanisms of each disease and consequent clinical signs and symptoms.
Comprehensive reviews of major drug classes relevant to each disease.
Structured approach to the principles of disease management - outlining core principles of drug choice and planning a therapeutic regimen for common diseases.
Quick-reference drug compendia illustrating key similarities and differences among all BNF-listed drugs in each class.
Comes with free e-book on StudentConsult.
New sections on key and evolving topics, including prescribing safety and pharmacovigilance.
Updated figures to further clarify complex areas.
Over 800 revised multiple-choice and case-based questions for self-assessment. ?From reviews of the previous edition:
'As a medical student, I had previously studied Pharmacology . with a book that made me hate Pharmacology! Most people who, like I did, have read that book, will agree that another Pharmacology textbook would be better to use later to review some subjects (it is amazing how Pharmacology vanishes so swiftly from our heads!). I quickly found this one. A quick glance at the table of contents and I immediately understood I wanted to purchase it. It did not take long for me to notice this was the best choice I could have made. Waller's Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
offers a broad covering, with straight-to-the-point explanations. It never goes into unnecessary detail, although sometimes a little more detail would be desirable (for example, more information on drug interactions).Summing it up, in comparison, Waller's has a broader coverage, less detail, clearer writing and is a better source for a quick review. Remember that I hated Pharmacology before? Well, I ended up loving it - such is the difference a good textbook makes.'
Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics