Preface; Foreword Zeev Goldik; Part I. Basic Principles: 1. Drug passage across the cell membrane; 2. Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; 3. Drug action; 4. Drug interaction; 5. Isomerism; 6. Pharmacokinetic modelling; 7. Applied pharmacokinetic models; 8. Medicinal chemistry; Part II. Core Drugs in Anaesthetic Practice: 9. General anaesthetic agents; 10. Analgesics; 11. Local anaesthetics; 12. Muscle relaxants and reversal agents; Part III. Cardiovascular Drugs: 13. Sympathomimetics; 14. Adrenoceptor antagonists; 15. Anti-arrhythmics; 16. Vasodilators; 17. Antihypertensives; Part IV. Other Important Drugs: 18. Central nervous system; 19. Antiemetics and related drugs; 20. Drugs acting on the gut; 21. Intravenous fluids and minerals; 22. Diuretics; 23. Antimicrobials; 24. Drugs affecting coagulation; 25. Drugs used in diabetes; 26. Corticosteroids and other hormone preparations; Index.
Now fully updated, this clear, readable text is the essential guide all trainee anaesthetists need for revision and practice.
T. E. Peck is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, and an Honorary Consultant at University Hospital Southampton, UK. S. A. Hill is a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton, UK.
Review of previous edition: '... this book is well written and well
laid out. The diagrams are simple and easy to understand. The
authors undoubtedly have achieved their aims of providing a core
text for young trainees.' British Journal of Anaesthesia
Review of previous edition: 'This remains an excellent book, and is essential reading for examinees taking the Primary Examination of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.' European Journal of Anaesthesiology