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BRS Pharmacology

This revised edition of the BRS Pharmacology prepares students for Pharmacology courses and the USMLE Step 1. Written in the popular Board Review Series outline format, this text presents the essentials of human pharmacology in the form of concise descriptions and full-color illustrations. USMLE-style questions at the end of each chapter emphasize board-relevant information and allow for self-testing to confirm strengths and uncover areas of weakness. The 100 question comprehensive exam at the end of the book is a great prep tool for the actual exam!

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NEW! Full-color design, illustrations, and tables summarize information for convenient review
Over 550 USMLE-style questions, answers, and rationales both electronically and in print to reinforce your anatomy review
Clinical correlations to emphasize connections between anatomical knowledge and clinical medicine
End-of-chapter summaries which provide a quick review of key concepts
A companion website offers the eBook, image bank, and an interactive question bank with all the questions from the book for engaging, effective test preparation!

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Table of Contents

1. General Principles of Drug Action 1

I. Dose–Response Relationships 1
II. Drug Absorption 6
III. Drug Distribution 10
IV. Drug Elimination and Termination of Action 11
V. Biotransformation (Metabolism) of Drugs 12
VI. Excretion of Drugs 15
VII. Pharmacokinetics 16
Review Test 20

2. Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System 27

I. The Peripheral Efferent Nervous System 27
II. Parasympathomimetic Drugs 32
III. Muscarinic-Receptor Antagonists 37
IV. Ganglion-Blocking Drugs 39
V. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 39
VI. Sympathomimetic Drugs 43
VII. Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists 48
Review Test 53

3. Drugs Acting on the Renal System 61

I. Diuretics 61
II. Nondiuretic Inhibitors of Tubular Transport 67
Review Test 69
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4. Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System 73

I. Agents Used to Treat Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) 73
II. Antiarrhythmic Drugs 79
III. Antianginal Agents 85
IV. Antihypertensive Drugs 87
V. Drugs that Lower Plasma Lipids 92
Review Test 96

5. Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System 101

I. Sedative–Hypnotic Drugs 101
II. Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drugs 106
III. Antidepressant Drugs 109
IV. Lithium and Anticonvulsants Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder 114
V. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists 116
VI. Antiparkinsonian Drugs and Drugs Used to Treat Alzheimer Disease 122
VII. Antiepileptic Drugs 125
VIII. General Anesthetics 129
IX. Local Anesthetics 134
X. Drugs of Abuse 136
Review Test 146

6. Autocoids, Ergots, Anti-inflammatory Agents, and Immunosuppressive Agents 151

I. Histamine and Antihistamines 151
II. Serotonin and Serotonin Antagonists 154
III. Ergots 156
IV. Eicosanoids 158
V. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) 160
VI. Drugs Used for Gout 169
VII. Immunosuppressive Agents 170
Review Test 175

7. Drugs Used in Anemia and Disorders of Hemostasis 179

I. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Anemias 179
II. Drugs Acting on Myeloid Cells 183
III. Drugs Used in Hemostatic Disorders 184
Review Test 192

8. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract 197

I. Antiemetics 197
II. Anorexigenics and Appetite Enhancers 198
III. Agents Used for Upper GI Tract Disorders 199
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IV. Prokinetic Agents 203
V. Drugs Used to Dissolve Gallstones 203
VI. Digestive Enzyme Replacements 203
VII. Agents that Act on the Lower GI Tract 203
Review Test 208

9. Drugs Acting on the Pulmonary System 212

I. Introduction to Pulmonary Disorders 212
II. Agents Used to Treat Asthma and Other Bronchial
Disorders 213
III. Drugs Used to Treat Rhinitis and Cough 219
Review Test 221

10. Drugs Acting on the Endocrine System 224

I. Hormone Receptors 224
II. The Hypothalamus 224
III. The Anterior Pituitary 228
IV. The Posterior Pituitary 230
V. Drugs Acting on the Gonadal and Reproductive System 232
VI. The Adrenal Cortex 241
VII. The Thyroid 245
VIII. The Pancreas and Glucose Homeostasis 247
IX. The Calcium Homeostatic System 253
X. Retinoic Acid and Derivatives 256
Review Test 260

11. Drugs Used in Treatment of Infectious Diseases 263

I. Infectious Disease Therapy 263
II. Antibacterials 264
III. Antimycobacterial Agents 277
IV. Antifungal Agents 280
V. Antiparasitic Drugs 282
VI. Antiviral Drugs 287
Review Test 294

12. Cancer Chemotherapy 299

I. Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy 299
II. Alkylating Agents (selected) 300
III. Antimetabolites (selected) 304
IV. Natural Products 307
V. Miscellaneous Agents 309
VI. Steroid Hormone Agonists and Antagonists and Related Drugs 311
VII. Adjunct Agents 313
Review Test 315
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13. Toxicology 320

I. Principles and Terminology 320
II. Air Pollutants 322
III. Solvents 324
IV. Insecticides and Herbicides 325
V. Heavy Metal Poisoning and Management 326
VI. Drug Poisoning 329
Review Test 331
Comprehensive Examination 334
Index 353

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