Therapeutics and Human Physiology: How drugs work

Paperback | March 14, 2013

EditorElsie Gaskell

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Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this arepharmacists: experts in medicines and their use. The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. The reader will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; andwhat happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices. Therapeutics and Human Physiology: how medicines work introduces the range of physiological processes occurring in the different body systems, and shows how they respond to drugs that are administered. Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre to accompany Therapeutics and Human Physiology: how medicines work features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to download. For students:* Self-assessment questions to help the reader to check and reinforce understanding of the material introduced in each chapter.

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Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this arepharmacists: experts in medicines and their use. Th...

Dr Elsie Gaskell (editor), studied Applied Microbiology at Liverpool John Moores University. She worked at Pfizer in Sandwich, in their Veterinary Medicine research and development department, before undertaking a research degree. She completed her PhD in 2006, working in the area of novel therapeutic systems for cystic fibrosis. She ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.39 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655294

ISBN - 13:9780199655298

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Table of Contents

1. The scientific basis of therapeutics2. Molecular cell biology3. The biochemistry of cells4. Introduction to drug action5. Communication systems in the body - neural6. The autonomic nervous system7. Communication systems in the body - autocoids and hormones8. Homeostasis9. Haematology10. This is just the beginning

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"I've just completed my first year studying Pharmacy really wish I'd had this book from the very beginning. I've bought various textbooks that seemed to be aimed at those who had already graduated and I always felt a bit in over my head. This book is tailored for first years. Everything isexplained simply and concisely and the tone is just right. The book even links in information from my other modules which is so useful for me to see the relevance of everything. I would definitely recommend you getting your hands on this book, you won't regret it!" --Alex Bamsey, student, Liverpool John Moores University