Master the Mystery of Medicines
Find out about:
How medicines work
Where medicines go in the body
Why different medicines may interact when taken together
How medicines cause unwanted effects
How we know if a medicine does what its claimed to do
The rationale behind slow release pills
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Medical students often view pharmacology as a difficult subject. There are so many names to remember and so much material to study that one can get lost in all the detail. This book illustrates how you can understand and then actually work out much of pharmacology.
Suitable for students of all the health professions, it makes things clear even for someone with a limited background in human biology. It discusses how to choose an appropriate medicine and then follows its journey through the body to see what it does and what happens to it along the way. Besides exploring certain interesting groups of medicines other concepts are also discussed, for example the safe use of medicines and how to explain their value to patients.
Reading from the beginning, the story unfolds with new terms explained and listed at the end of each chapter. A drug list and index are also provided to help find individual details. With this sound grasp of the basics students can continue to build on their knowledge as their careers unfold.