BRS Pharmacology 6th Edition PDF
This concise review of medical pharmacology is designed for medical students, dental students, and others in the health care professions. It is intended primarily to help students prepare for licensing examinations, such as the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 (USMLE) and other similar examinations. This book presents condensed and succinct descriptions of relevant and current Board-driven information pertaining to pharmacology without the usual associated details. It is not meant to be a substitute for the comprehensive presentation of information and difficult concepts found in standard pharmacology texts.
ORGANIZATION The sixth edition begins with a chapter devoted to the general principles of drug action, followed by chapters concerned with drugs acting on the major body systems. Other chapters discuss autocoids, ergots, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agents, drugs used to treat anemias and disorders of hemostasis, infectious diseases, cancer, and toxicology. Each chapter includes a presentation of specific drugs with a discussion of their general properties, mechanism of action, pharmacologic effects, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects. A drug list, tables, and figures summarize essential drug information included in all chapters. Clinically oriented, USMLE-style review questions and answers with explanations follow each chapter to help students assess their understanding of the information. Similarly, a comprehensive examination consisting of USMLE-style questions is included at the end of the book. This examination serves as a self-assessment tool to help students determine their fund of knowledge and diagnose any weaknesses in pharmacology.
– Updated with current drug information
– End-of-chapter review tests feature updated USMLE-style questions
– Four-color tables and figures summarize essential information for quick recall
– Updated drug lists for each chapter n Additional USMLE-style comprehensive examination questions and explanations