Essentials of Medical Pharmacology

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Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2008 M12 1 - 960 pages

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.

Key points

  • Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in medical pharmacology
  • Includes therapeutic guidelines from WHO and BNF
  • Problem-directed study questions and key point summary boxes enhance learning
  • Previous edition published in 2008

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Every time I went through with this book I had different reactions:
When I started my Basic science pharmacology, I found this book the most boring among the lot. I then went through many books
like Katzung, Rang and Dale even Goodman and Gillman. Then inevitable happened, Board exams approached.
One of my seniors suggested that I should once again go back to KD Tripathi if I want to pass my exams easily. Then after I read and reread this book (about 4 times) before my board exam. Understanding became better with every read. At the end it became my second best book of basic science (well poll position belongs to Robbins).
I advise anyone starting their MBBS to have some patience with this book and be proactive while reading. Undoubtedly you will find it highly informative and a lifesaver during exams

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About the author (2008)

KD Tripathi MD
Ex-Director, Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LN and GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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