Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 4e

Section 1: General Principles

Chapter 1. Principles of pharmacology and mechanisms of drug action

Chapter 2. Pharmacokinetics

Chapter 3. Drug discovery, safety and efficacy

Chapter 4. Neurotransmission and the peripheral autonomic nervous system

Section 2: The Cardiovascular System

Chapter 5. Ischaemic heart disease

Chapter 6. Systemic and pulmonary hypertension

Chapter 7. Heart failure

Chapter 8. Cardiac arrhythmias

Chapter 9. Cerebrovascular disease and dementia

Chapter 10. Peripheral vascular disease

Chapter 11. Haemostasis

Section 3: The Respiratory System

Chapter 12. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chapter 13. Respiratory disorders

Section 4: The Renal System

Chapter 14. Diuretics

Chapter 15. Disorders of micturition

Chapter 16. Erectile dysfunction

Section 5: The Nervous System

Chapter 17. General anaesthetics

Chapter 18. Local anaesthetics

Chapter 19. Opioid analgesics and the management of pain

Chapter 20. Anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

Chapter 21. The major psychotic disorders

Chapter 22. Depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy

Chapter 23. Epilepsy

Chapter 24. Extrapyramidal movement disorders and spasticity

Chapter 25. Other neurological disorders

Chapter 26. Migraine and other headaches

Section 6: The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 27. The neuromuscular junction and neuromuscular blockade

Chapter 28. Myasthenia gravis

Chapter 29. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Chapter 30. Rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory arthritides and osteoarthritis

Chapter 31. Hyperuricaemia and gout

Section 7: The Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 32. Nausea and vomiting

Chapter 33. Dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease

Chapter 34. Inflammatory bowel disease

Chapter 35. Constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome

Chapter 36. Liver disease

Chapter 37. Obesity

Section 8: The Immune System

Chapter 38. The immune response and immunosuppressant drugs

Chapter 39. Antihistamines and allergic disease

Section 9: The Endocrine System and Metabolism

Chapter 40. Diabetes mellitus

Chapter 41. The thyroid and control of metabolic rate

Chapter 42. Calcium metabolism and metabolic bone disease

Chapter 43. Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones

Chapter 44. Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids)

Chapter 45. Female reproduction

Chapter 46. Androgens, anti-androgens and anabolic steroids

Chapter 47. Anaemia and haematopoietic colony-stimulating factors

Chapter 48. Lipid disorders

Section 10: The Skin and Eyes

Chapter 49. Skin disorders

Chapter 50. The eye

Section 11: Chemotherapy

Chapter 51. Chemotherapy of infections

Chapter 52. Chemotherapy of malignancy

Section 12: General Features: Toxicity and Prescribing

Chapter 53. Drug toxicity and overdose

Chapter 54. Substance abuse and dependence

Chapter 55. Prescribing, adherence and information about medicines

Chapter 56. Drug therapy in special situations