A thorough knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is vital if drugs are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed patients. Those who clearly understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more safely and successfully than those who do not. Now in a fully revised 11th edition, Clinical Pharmacology is essential reading for undergraduate medical students, junior doctors and anyone concerned with evidence-based drug therapy.
- Introductory first three sections cover general principles of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease, organised by body system
- Retains the highly approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence and appreciated by generations of readers
- Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing
- The International Advisory Board ensures content reflects the needs of the developing world.
By Morris J. Brown, MA MSc FRCP FAHA FMedSci, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cambridge; Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge; and Director of Clinical Studies, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK and Peter N. Bennett, MD FRCP DPMSA, Formerly Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bath, and Consultant Physician, Royal United Hospital, Bath, Pathoma
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