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Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E-Book

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Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E-Book , 5th Edition

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E-Book

By Derek G. Waller, BSc, DM, MBBS, FRCP and Anthony Sampson

744 pages
Copyright 2018
$82.99, Online Product, Reference

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Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, now in its fifth edition, offers medical students all they need to know to become safe and effective prescribers. It forms a complete, integrated resource for basic pharmaceutical science, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, and therapeutics.


"Overall, the strengths of this text include its organisation and position of pharmacological information in a clinical context, its accessible language and engaging format ... A succinct yet broad scope of topics enhances the desirability of this text to those who design and deliver an integrated curriculum, and also to the student who wishes to learn what is typically regarded as a difficult, but most essential topic, in a relevant and approachable way."

2018 BMA Awards: Highly Commended, Medicine  

From reviews of the previous edition:

‘As a medical student, I had previously studied Pharmacology … with a book that made me hate Pharmacology! Most people who, like I did, have read that book, will agree that another Pharmacology textbook would be better to use later to review some subjects (it is amazing how Pharmacology vanishes so swiftly from our heads!). I quickly found this one. A quick glance at the table of contents and I immediately understood I wanted to purchase it. It did not take long for me to notice this was the best choice I could have made. Waller's Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers a broad covering, with straight-to-the-point explanations. It never goes into unnecessary detail, although sometimes a little more detail would be desirable (for example, more information on drug interactions).Summing it up, in comparison, Waller's has a broader coverage, less detail, clearer writing and is a better source for a quick review. Remember that I hated Pharmacology before? Well, I ended up loving it - such is the difference a good textbook makes.’

Key Features

 The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Key features include:

  • Clear, disease-based approach.

  • Presentation of how drugs are used in clinical practice.

  • Succinct explanations of the major pathogenic mechanisms of each disease and consequent clinical signs and symptoms.

  • Comprehensive reviews of major drug classes relevant to each disease.

  • Structured approach to the principles of disease management – outlining core principles of drug choice and planning a therapeutic regimen for common diseases.

  • Quick-reference drug compendia illustrating key similarities and differences among all BNF-listed drugs in each class.

New to this Edition

  •  Comes with free e-book on StudentConsult.

  • New sections on key and evolving topics, including prescribing safety and pharmacovigilance.

  • Updated figures to further clarify complex areas.

  • Over 800 revised multiple-choice and case-based questions for self-assessment. 

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By Derek G. Waller, BSc, DM, MBBS, FRCP, Consultant Cardiovascular Physician, Southampton General Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK and Anthony Sampson

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