Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 8th Edition PDF Free Download (Direct Link)
This new edition has been fully revised to bring pharmacologists and trainees fully up to date with the latest developments in the field of medical pharmacology.Beginning with an introduction to general pharmacological principles, the following sections discuss drugs for common and less common disorders found in different regions of the body.The seventh edition includes new drugs, as well as the latest therapeutic guidelines from authoritative sources such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the British National Formulary (BNF).Each topic includes key point summary boxes as well as illustrations, flowcharts and tables to enhance learning. A ‘problem-directed study’ question at the end of each chapter helps trainees test their knowledge. An extensive appendices section includes a list of essential medicines, drugs that should/shouldn’t be prescribed in pregnancy and lactation, and suggestions for further reading.
Revised and updated chapters including new drugs and latest treatment guidelines. Wide range of topics from basic pharmacological concepts to practical therapeutics. A new chapter on ‘Nitric Oxide and Vasoactive Peptide Signal Molecules?; has been added along with novel drugs that act by modifying action/turnover of these molecules. Priority has been accorded to drugs that are marked in India and their leading brand names are mentioned along with dosage forms. List of abbreviations provided in the beginning of the book. All recently released drugs are included. Eye catching drug classification charts which help create pictorial memory. Several new figures, charts, tables and highlight boxes have been added.
Focus on ‘evidence-based medicine’ by extensive reference to credible studies and endpoint trials. India-specific information on diseases, drugs and treatment guidelines, particularly for TB, leprosy, Hiv-Aids, malaria, kala-azar, etc. Therapeutic recommendations from eminent professional bodies and organizations. The ?Problem Directed Study? at the end of most chapters provides an exercise in therapeutic decision making. Includes Appendices on Solution to Problem Directed Study; Prescribing in Pregnancy; Drugs in Breastfeeding; and Drugs and Fixed Dose Combinations Banned in India. A brief list of useful references for further reading is provided at the end of the book.
About the Author
KD Tripathi MD
Ex-Director-Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LN and GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, India