Laurence Brunton, Bjorn Knollmann, Randa Hilal-Dandan
McGraw Hill / Medical
When it comes to accurately describing the actions and applications of therapeutic agents in relation to physiology and pathophysiology, Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Thirteenth Edition represents the highest level of authority and precision possible. Thanks to the authors of Goodman and Gilman’s careful balancing of basic science and clinical application, thousands of medical professionals as well as students have gained a comprehensive understanding of the medications that are necessary for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
There are over 500 color illustrations included in the Thirteenth Edition, with many new figures focusing on the mechanisms of how drugs work. This edition features contributions from over thirty additional authors, but the emphasis is still placed on fundamental ideas and concepts.
This edition is made better by the addition of relevant new content:
- New chapters have been added, some of which are as follows: “Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,” “Immunity and Inflammation,” “Immunoglobulins and Vaccines,” and “Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.”
- Coverage of cardiovascular disease that has been expanded, with individual chapters on topics such as myocardial ischemia, hypertension, and heart failure.
- A heightened focus on the cellular signaling pathways that are involved in the action of drugs
- There are tables of summary information at the end of each chapter. These tables organize the drugs that were discussed in that chapter into relevant categories and detail the therapeutic usage, clinical pharmacology, and tips.
- At the beginning of each chapter, you’ll find a Chapter Content Outline.
- Every chapter should include abbreviation boxes so that readers can easily identify the abbreviations that are used in that chapter.
Goodman and Gilman’s is more than just a textbook; rather, it is a working template for the efficient and logical prescribing of drugs in day-to-day clinical practice.