Brody's Human Pharmacology, With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 5th Edition

Brody's Human Pharmacology

5th Edition With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

By Lynn Wecker, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Director, Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology, USF College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; Lynn Crespo; George Dunaway; Carl Faingold; and Stephanie Watts


Part I: General Principles, Lynn Wecker

1 Pharmacodynamics: Receptors and Concentration-Response Relationships

2 Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination

3 Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Issues in Therapeutics

4 Drug Development, Regulation and Prescription Writing

5 Gene Therapy and Emerging Molecular Therapies

6 Antibodies and Biological Products

7 Herbals and Natural Products

8 Principles of Toxicology

Part II: Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System, Skeletal and Smooth Muscle, Carl Faingold

9 Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System

10 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System and Autonomic Ganglia

11 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System

12 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

13 Local Anesthetics

14 Histamine and Antihistamines

15 Eicosanoids

16 Drugs to Treat Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

17 Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility

18 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

Part III: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular, Renal and Circulatory Systems, Stephanie Watts

19 Introduction to the Regulation of Cardiovascular Function

20 Antihypertensive Drugs

21 Diuretic Drugs

22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

23 Drugs to Treat Heart Failure

24 Vasodilators and Nitric Oxide Synthase

25 Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Atherosclerosis

26 Antithrombotic Drugs

Part IV: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System, Lynn Wecker

27 Introduction to the Central Nervous System

28 Treatment of Parkinson?s and Alzheimer's Diseases

29 Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

30 Treatment of Affective Disorders

31 Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia

32 Ethanol, Other Alcohols and Drugs for Alcohol Dependence

33 Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders

34 Treatment of Seizure Disorders

35 General Anesthetics

36 Drugs to Control Pain

37 Drugs and Substance Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

Part V: Drugs Affecting Endocrine Systems, George Dunaway

38 Introduction to Endocrine Pharmacology and Hormones of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

39 Adrenocorticosteroids

40 Estrogens and Progestins

41 Androgens and Antiandrogens

42 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs

43 Insulin and Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus

44 Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Other Agents Affecting Bone

Part VI: Chemotherapy of Invading Organisms, Lynn Crespo

45 Principles of Antimicrobial Use

46 Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors

47 Inhibitors of Bacterial Ribosomal Actions

48 Bacterial Folate Antagonists, Fluoroquinolones, and Other Antibacterial Agents

49 Antimycobacterial Agents

50 Antifungal Agents

51 Antiviral Agents

52 Drugs to Treat Parasitic Infections

Part VII: Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases, Lynn Crespo

53 Principles of Antineoplastic Drug Use

54 Mechanisms of Action of Antineoplastic Drugs

55 Adjuvant Antineoplastic Drugs