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A simple, effective, and time-proven method of learning the essential concepts of pharmacology


Basic Concepts in Pharmacology: What You Need to Know for Each Study Class, Fifth Edition provides you with a complete framework for studying – and understanding – the fundamental principles of drug actions. This unique resource presents drugs by classes, details exactly what you need to know about each class, and reinforces key concepts and definitions. With Basic Concepts in Pharmacology: What You Need to Know for Each Study Class you will be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses, minimize memorization, streamline your study, and build your confidence.

With this innovative text you’ll be able to:
• Recognize the concepts you truly must know before moving on to other material
• Understand the fundamental principles of drug actions
• Organize and condense the drug information you must remember
• Review key information, which is conveniently presented in boxes, tables, and illustrations
• Identify the most important drugs in each class

Seven sections specifically designed to simplify the learning process and help you gain an understanding of the most important concepts:
• General Principles
• Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
• Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
• Drugs That Act on the Central Nervous System
• Chemotherapeutic Agents
• Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System
• Miscellaneous Drugs

If you are in need of a time-saving, stress-reducing approach to learning about drug classes and their mechanisms of action, your search ends here.

The content in the app is formatted for optimal viewing on your mobile device, phone or tablet, to make this great resource more accessible than ever. No internet connection needed to view the full app. Once you have purchased the app, the full content is downloaded onto your device for super quick image and information retrieval.

This app is easy to navigate, allowing you to browse the contents or search for topics. The search tool shows you suggestions that appear in the text as you type so it is quick and helps with spelling medical terms. It also remembers past search terms so you can go back to a topic or image very easily. You can create notes and bookmarks separately for chapters and images to enhance your learning. You can also change the text size for easier reading.

Check out to learn more and watch a video demo of this app.

This interactive app is based on the full content of Basic Concepts In Pharmacology: What You Need To Know For Each Drug Class, Fifth Edition by McGraw-Hill Education.

Janet L. Stringer, MD, PhD
Dean, Science and Technology
Canada College
Redwood City, California

Disclaimer: This app is intended for the education of healthcare professionals and not as a diagnostic and treatment reference for the general population.

Developed by Usatine Media, LLC
Richard P. Usatine, MD, Co-President, Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Peter Erickson, Co-President, Lead Software Developer

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