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.
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 commondiseases.
- Quick-reference drug compendia illustrating key similarities and differences among all BNF-listed drugs in each class.
- 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.
- Revised multiple-choice and case-based questions for self-assessment.
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 howPharmacology 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.’