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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, 4th Edition

"Medical Pharmacology at a Glance" is one of the most renowned undergraduate texts in the field of medical pharmacology. Following on from the success of the previous three editions, Professor Michael Neal, one of the great teachers of medical pharmacology, has extensively revised and updated the fourth edition to take account of the rapid developments in the field. This incredibly useful book summarises the core principles of the mode of action of drugs and puts this information within the context of body systems and specific clinical problems. The author discusses the mechanisms of action of each drug, indicating the therapeutics of choice for specific conditions. "Medical Pharmacology at a Glance" follows the now familiar, easy-to-use double page spread format of the at a Glance series. Each section contains a clear illustration depicting the major drugs and their interaction within a particular body system and a concise account of the topic. Key features of the fourth edition include: new material on anti-platelet drugs in the cardiovascular section; new section on immunological drugs; new material on general anaesthetic and anti-viral drugs; and the use of Recommended International Non-proprietary Names (rINN) for drugs. "Medical Pharmacology at a Glance" is ideal for pharmacology revision and for use during clinical placements. It is an essential buy for medical students and scientists requiring a succinct and lucid account of medical pharmacology.