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I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1. What is pharmacology? 2. How drugs act: general principles 3. How drugs act: molecular aspects 4. Cellular mechanisms: excitation, contraction, and secretion 5. Cellular mechanisms: cell proliferation and apoptosis 6. Method and measurement in pharmacology 7. Absorption and distribution of drugs 8. Drug elimination and pharmacokinetics II. CHEMICAL MEDIATORS 9. Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system 10. Cholinergic transmission 11. Noradrenergic transmission 12. Other peripheral mediators 13. Peptides and proteins as mediators 14. Nitric oxide 15. Local hormones, inflammation, and immune reactions 16. Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs III. DRUGS AFFECTING MAJOR ORGAN SYSTEMS 17. The heart 18. The vascular system 19. Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism 20. Haemostasis and thrombosis 21. The haemopoietic system 22. The respiratory system 23. The kidney 24. The gastrointestinal tract 25. The endocrine pancreas and the control of blood glucose 26. Obesity 27. The pituitary and adrenal cortex 28. The thyroid 29. The reproductive system 30. Bone metabolism IV. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 31. Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system 32. Amino acid transmitters 33. Other transmitters and modulators 34. Neurodegenerative disorders 35. General anaesthetic agents 36. Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs 37. Antipsychotic drugs 38. Drugs used in affective disorders 39. Antiepileptic drugs 40. Analgesic drugs 41. Central nervous system stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs 42. Drug dependence and drug abuse 43. Local anaesthetics V. DRUGS USED IN THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIONS AND CANCER 44. Basic principles of chemotherapy 45. Antibacterial drugs 46. Antiviral drugs 47. Antifungal drugs 48. Antiprotozoal drugs 49. Antihelminthic drugs 50. Cancer chemotherapy VI. SPECIAL TOPICS 51. Individual variation and drug interaction 52. Harmful effects of drugs 53. Gene therapy 54. Drug discovery and development Appendix Index

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This is yet another classic book that has become a favourite with medical students across the UK. Rang et al provides such a solid basis for first and second year Pharmacology, that you are in some of the safest hands. With marvellous diagrams and cramming blue summary boxes, the layout is well thought out and very useful. This book is one of the best you will find. It's especially perfect for during revision.
Edinburgh Medics, a Res Medica supplement courtesy of the Royal Medical Society, July 2005

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