Essentials of Medical Pharmacology

by KD Tripathi

This book focuses on the essentials of medical pharmacology. Pharmacology is both a basic and an applied science. It forms the backbone of rational therapeutics. Medical pharmacology is a unique blend of basic pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. The present edition focuses on evidence based medicine by referring to numerous large randomized trials and other studies which have shaped current therapeutic practices. By evaluating such evidences, professional bodies, eminent health institutes, expert committees and WHO have formulated therapeutic guidelines for treating many conditions, as well as for use of specific drugs. The latest guidelines have been summarized and included in the present edition along with other developments and the core content. In this edition, drug classifications have been presented as eye-catching charts which help create pictorial memory. A new chapter on ‘Nitric Oxide and Vasoactive Peptide Signal Molecules’ has been added along with some recently introduced drugs which act through receptors for these molecules or by altering their turnover. Treatment of diseases like TB, leprosy, HIV-AIDS, malaria, Kala-azar which are covered under WHO and National Health Programmes are described as per the latest recommendations of these organizations. Figures, charts, tables and highlight boxes have also been added in this book. The ‘Problem directed study’ at the end of most chapters provides an exercise in therapeutic decision making.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Tripathi KD Maulana Azad Medical College; LN and GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Maulana Azad Medical College and associated, LN and GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi
ISBN 9789352704996
Speciality Pharmacology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18225
Edition 8/e
Publishing Year 2019
Pages 1082
Book Type Textbook


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