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Published: 22 December 2016

728 Pages | 240 colour illustrations


ISBN: 9780198728832

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Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences

A patient-centred approach

Second Edition

Michael Boarder, Jane Dixon, David Newby, Phyllis Navti, and Tyra Zetterström

  • The depth, breadth, and approach are tailored to the needs of pharmacy and health care students preparing for real life practice
  • A unique patient-centred approach teaches the pharmacological basis of therapeutics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness
  • Novel 'Workbooks' provide a powerful vehicle for integrating an understanding of the science of drug action at the cellular and molecular level with the therapeutic response in individual patients

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter - Drug addiction and recreational drugs - describes the mechanisms of drug addition, the pharmacological and behavioural properties of various recreational drugs, and the therapeutics used in the treatment of addiction. A new Workbook at the end of the chapter explores these concepts in the context of an individual patient.
  • A new 'Key terms' feature at the start of every chapter provides on-the-page explanations of terms you may not be familiar with, helping you get to grips with important terminology.

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