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Table of Contents
SECTION I: Principles of Pharmacology
- Chapter 1 Pharmacokinetics
- Chapter 2 Pharmacodynamics
SECTION II: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System and the Neuromuscular Junction
- Chapter 3 Introduction to Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology
- Chapter 4 Cholinergic Drugs
- Chapter 5 Adrenergic Drugs
- Chapter 6 Muscle Relaxants
SECTION III: Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System
- Chapter 7 Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs
- Chapter 8 Anesthetics
- Chapter 9 Anticonvulsant Drugs
- Chapter 10 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
- Chapter 11 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
SECTION IV: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular, Renal, and Hematologic Systems
- Chapter 12 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
- Chapter 13 Antihypertensive Drugs
- Chapter 14 Other Cardiovascular Drugs
- Chapter 15 Diuretics
- Chapter 16 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Coagulation Disorders
- Chapter 17 Hematopoietic Drugs
SECTION V: Analgesics
- Chapter 18 Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Other Nonopioid Analgesic-Antipyretic Drugs
- Chapter 19 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
SECTION VI: Drugs That Affect the Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems and Used to Treat Rheumatic Disorders and Gout
- Chapter 20 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allergies
- Chapter 21 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Chapter 22 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Rheumatic Disorders and Gout
SECTION VII: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
- Chapter 23 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
- Chapter 24 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Errors of Glucose Metabolism
- Chapter 25 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Bone and Calcium Disorders
- Chapter 26 Drugs Used in Reproductive Endocrinology
SECTION VIII: Anti-infective Drugs
- Chapter 27 Antimicrobial Drugs
- Chapter 28 Other Anti-infective Drugs
SECTION IX: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer
- Chapter 29 Chemotherapeutic Drugs
SECTION X: Toxicology
- Chapter 30 Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse
Common Laboratory Values
By Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and Laszlo Kerecsen, MD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ