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Foreword to the First Edition. Preface. 1 Drug Absorption, Distribution and Elimination. 2 Pharmacokinetics. 3 Drug Action. 4 Drug Interaction. 5 Variability in Drug Response. 6 Adverse Drug Reactions. 7 Intravenous Anaesthetic Agents. 8 Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents. 9 Local Anaesthetics. 10 Drugs that act on the Neuromuscular Junction. 11 Analgesic Drugs. 12 Drugs used in Premedication and Antiemetic Agents. 13 Drugs and the Autonomic Nervous System. 14 Antihypertensive Agents: Drugs that Are Used to Induce Hypotension. 15 Antiarrhythmic and Antianginal Drugs. 16 Antiplatelet Drugs, Anticoagulants and Fibrinolytic Agents. 17 Corticosteroids and Hypoglycaemic Agents. Glossary. Index
Norman Calvey, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool Norton Williams, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, Formerly Consultant Anaesthetist, Whiston Hospital
"This fifth edition ? continues to provide a comprehensive scientific basis and a readable account of the principles of pharmacology, as well as practical guidance in the use of drugs that is relevant to clinical anaesthesia. This book presents valuable insight into anesthetic pharmacology and reinforces essential concepts. It offers an excellent overview of the basic pharmacologic principles and their practical applications." (Doodys Reviews)