Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, Thirteenth Edition, SMARTBOOKTM: Edition 13

McGraw Hill Professional
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Gain a full understanding of the basic science andclinical use of drugs with the most up-to-date andcomprehensive pharmacology text in the health sciences

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400 ILLUSTRATIONS--MANY IN FULL COLOR

Organized to reflect the course sequence in many pharmacology courses and in integrated curricula, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. Selection of the subject matter and order of its presentation are based on the authors' many years of experience in teaching this material to thousands of medical, pharmacy, dental, podiatry, nursing, and other health science students.

Coverage that spans every aspect of medical pharmacology:

  • Encompasses every aspect of medical pharmacology including botanicals and over-the-counter drugs
  • New chapter on pharmacogenomics with important examples
  • Emphasis is placed on discussion of druggroups and prototypes
  • Clinically relevant, the book includes sections that specifically address the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects
  • Full-color presentation with more than 400 illustrations
  • Case studies introduce clinical problems in most chapters
  • Summary tables and diagrams encapsulate important information
  • Includes many new drugs
  • A Generic Name/Trade Name Table appears at the end of most chapters for easy reference when writing a chart order or prescription

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About the author

Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD (San Francisco, CA) Professor Emeritus, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco.

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Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
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Published on
Dec 22, 2014
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Pages
1216
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ISBN
9780071826419
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Pharmacology
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The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative pharmacology text in health medicine—enhanced by a new full-color illustrations

A Doody’s Core Title for 2019!

Organized to reflect the syllabi in many pharmacology courses and in integrated curricula, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, Fourteenth Edition covers the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. Selection of the subject matter and order of its presentation are based on the authors’ many years’ experience in teaching this material to thousands of medical, pharmacy, dental, podiatry, nursing, and other health science students.

To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book includes sections that specifically address the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects, and case studies that introduce clinical problems in many chapters. Presented in full color and enhanced by more than three hundred illustrations (many new to this edition), Basic & Clinical Pharmacology features numerous summary tables and diagrams that encapsulate important information.

• Student-acclaimed summary tables conclude each chapter
• Everything students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice
• Strong emphasis on drug groups and prototypes
• NEW! 100 new drug tables
• Includes 330 full-color illustrations, case studies, and chapter-ending summary tables
• Organized to reflect the syllabi of pharmacology courses
• Descriptions of important new drugs

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