A Dictionary of Pharmacology and Allied Topics

A Dictionary of Pharmacology and Allied Topics

Author: D.R. Laurence

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015045655142

Category: Education

Page: 396

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This dictionary spans the practice of pharmacology, and of allied sciences insofar as they are related to it, with particular emphasis on the development, regulation and use of human medicine. It is offered to students as well as to professionals in pharmacology and allied sciences for reference and for browsing, and as a bedside book and travelling companion. Its size (approximately 2000 entries) is appropriate for these uses. Features of this dictionary: . Provides definitions of terms in pharmacology, both basic and clinical . Gives information on new medicine development and official regulations . Covers allied topics, including statistics, ethics, scientific miscounduct, authorship, publication and law.
Categories: Education

Using the Pharmaceutical Literature

Using the Pharmaceutical Literature

A Dictionary of Pharmacology and Allied Topics. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, 1998. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference. 34th ed. London, U.K.: Pharmaceutical Press, 2004. McGavock H. How Drugs Work: Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare ...

Author: Sharon Srodin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849374524

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Gathering information of critical importance for professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of key resources, such as databases, on-line directories, reports, and periodicals-providing at-a-glance guidance and collection development tools for information professionals in this field. Each chapter corresponds to a key stage or component of the drug development processin a typical pharmaceutical company and covers the types of information typically required at that particular phase.
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Clinical Pharmacology E Book

Clinical Pharmacology E Book

Omission of these subjects can lead to serious bias (Laurence D R, Carpenter J 1998 A dictionary of pharmacological and allied topics. Elsevier, Amsterdam). In practice, the analysis involves calculating an odds ratio for each trial ...

Author: Peter N. Bennett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702039980

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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This book is for students, doctors and indeed for all concerned with evidence-based drug therapy. A knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is essential if drugs/medicines are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed and critical patients. Doctors who understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more successfully than those who do not. The principles involved are neither so numerous nor so difficult to understand as to deter any prescriber, including those whose primary interests lie elsewhere than in pharmacology. All who use drugs cannot escape either the moral or the legal 'duty of care' to prescribe in an informed and responsible way. Introductory first three sections cover general principle of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease organised by body system. Retains approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence. Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing. New colour design Increased use of graphics Slightly shorter by removal of out of date material
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Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology

(Laurence DR, Carpenter J 1998 A dictionary of pharmacology and allied topics. Elsevier, Amsterdam, p 106) A drug is a single chemical substance that forms the active ingredient of a medicine (a substance or mixture of substances used ...

Author: Morris J. Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702051135

Category: Medical

Page: 681

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A thorough knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is vital if drugs are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed patients. Those who clearly understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more safely and successfully than those who do not. Now in a fully revised 11th edition, Clinical Pharmacology is essential reading for undergraduate medical students, junior doctors and anyone concerned with evidence-based drug therapy. Introductory first three sections cover general principle of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease organised by body system. Retains approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence. Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing. Indian Advisory Board will ensure content reflects the needs of the devloping world.
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Clinical Pharmacology E Book

Clinical Pharmacology   E Book

(Laurence DR, Carpenter J 1998 A dictionary of pharmacology and allied topics. Elsevier, Amsterdam, p 106) A drug is a single chemical substance that forms the active ingredient of a medicine (a substance or mixture of substances used ...

Author: Morris J. Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702073304

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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‘The very last thing a drug regulator wishes to be able to say is, like Lord Byron (1788-1824), on the publication of his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, ‘I awoke one morning and found myself famous.’ The twelfth edition of this long-established textbook of clinical pharmacology (first published in 1960) continues its fine tradition of balancing science and practice for improved evidence-based drug therapy and good prescribing in therapeutic settings increasingly complicated by intercurrent disease and polypharmacy. Coverage of all major therapeutic topics by body system. Introductory sections give brief chapter synopses. Case studies where relevant. Covers the needs of the developing world with a focus on practical prescribing and health technology assessment. Definition, tips, brief explanation boxes throughout. Interesting histories, etymologies and provenances of terms throughout. Entertaining footnotes throughout. ‘The very last thing a drug regulator wishes to be able to say is, like Lord Byron (1788-1824), on the publication of his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, ‘I awoke one morning and found myself famous.’ Fully updated throughout. New co-editor: Fraz Mir, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Royal College of Physicians Associate International Director for South Asia. Now with free e-book on StudentConsult.
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Drug Allergy

Drug Allergy

Questioning this definition and in particular the inclusiveness of the wording for minor reactions, Laurence and Carpenter in A dictionary of pharmacology and allied topics: Elsevier, 1998, suggested: “A harmful or significantly ...

Author: Brian A. Baldo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461472612

Category: Medical

Page: 447

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The variety of chemically diverse pharmacological agents administered to patients is large and continues to expand and with every new drug released, there is always potential for adverse reactions, some of them allergic. With its roots in immunology and pharmacology, the science of drug allergy is becoming better understood and applied as its importance is increasingly recognized throughout the many branches of medicine. Drug Allergy: Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis, Mechanisms, Structure-Activity Relationships sheds new light on this field. Comprehensive in design, this authoritative title identifies the most important culprit drugs implicated in immediate and delayed drug hypersensitivities and offers up-to-date information on classifications, diagnoses, underlying mechanisms and structure-activity relationships. Chapters dealing with the molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug hypersensitivities, non-immune-mediated sensitivities and diagnostic methods are presented as introductory material for in-depth treatises on the β-lactam antibiotics, other antibiotics and antimicrobials, drugs used in anesthesia and surgery, opioid analgesics, corticosteroids, monoclonal antibodies and other biologics, drugs used in chemotherapy, proton pump inhibitors, iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast media and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition to being of immense value to clinicians, other health care professionals and researchers, this title will prove invaluable for those taking undergraduate and graduate courses in science and will also serve as a useful text for students of medicine, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry.
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The Law and Ethics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Law and Ethics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Desmond Laurence's admirable “Dictionary of Pharmacology and Allied Topics” does not define quality beyond ruling that “It is essential that manufactured medicines be of high and consistent quality.” (Laurence 1998 at p.

Author: M.N.G. Dukes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080459366

Category: Medical

Page: 422

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As one of the most massive and successful business sectors, the pharmaceutical industry is a potent force for good in the community, yet its behaviour is frequently questioned: could it serve society at large better than it has done in the recent past? Its own internal ethics, both in business and science, may need a careful reappraisal, as may the extent to which the law - administrative, civil and criminal - succeeds in guiding (and where neccessary contraining) it. The rules of behavior that may be considered to apply to today's pharmaceutical industry have emerged over a very long period and the process goes on. Even the immensely detailed standards for quality, safety and efficacy laid down in drug law and regulation during the second half of the twentieth century have their limitations as tools for ensuring that the public interest is well served. In particular, national and regional regulatory agencies are heavily dependent on industrial data for their decision-making, their standards and competence vary, and even the existing network of agencies does not cover the entire world. What is more there are many areas of law and regulation affecting the industry, concerning for example the pricing of medicines, the conduct of clinical studies, the health protection of workers and concern for the environment. In some fields it is indeed hardly possible to maintain standards through regulation. Professor N.M. Graham Dukes, a physician and lawyer with long term experience in industrial research management, academic study and international drug policy, provides here a powerfully documented analysis into the way this industry thinks, acts, and is viewed, and examines the current trends pointing to change. *Provides a balanced picture of the current role of the pharmaceutical industry in society *Includes indices of conventions, laws, and regulations; as well as judicial and disciplinary cases *This is the only book addressing the legal implications of big pharma activities and ethical standards
Categories: Medical

Prescription for Healthy Development

Prescription for Healthy Development

“Pharmaceutical Regulation and Quality Assurance. ... “The Impact of Regulatory Interventions on Pharmaceutical Access and Quality: What Is the Evidence and Where Are the Gaps in our ... A Dictionary of Pharmacology and Allied Topics.

Author: Beryl Leach

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844072279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Business & Economics

Guide to Reference in Business and Economics

Guide to Reference in Business and Economics

... 194, 646 Dictionary of labour biography, 127 The dictionary 726 of marketing, Dictionary of marketing communications, 727 A dictionaryof pharmacology and allied topics, 1172 Dictionaryof pharmacy, 1174 The dictionaryof real estate ...

Author: Steven W. Sowards

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Focusing on print and electronic sources that are key to business and economics reference, this work is a must-have for every reference desk. Readers will find sources of information on such topics asBusiness lawE-commerceInternational businessManagement of information systemsOccupations and careersMarket researchGuide to Reference is used internationally as the “source of first resort” for identifying information and training reference professionals, and this book will help connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information on business and economics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stephens Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions

Stephens  Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions

A Dictionary of Pharmacology and Allied Topics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1998. Stephens MBD, Talbot JCC, Routledge PA, editors. The Detection of New Adverse Drug Reactions. 4th edition. London: Macmillan, 1998: 32–44. Ferner RE, Aronson JK.

Author: John Talbot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119952107

Category: Medical

Page: 648

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The detection and evaluation of adverse drug reactions is crucial for understanding the safety of medicines and for preventing harm in patients. Not only is it necessary to detect new adverse drug reactions, but the principles and practice of pharmacovigilance apply to the surveillance of a wide range of medicinal products. Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of adverse drug reactions throughout the life cycle of a medicine, from toxicology and clinical trials through to pharmacovigilance, risk management, and legal and regulatory requirements. It also covers the safety of biotherapeutics and vaccines and includes new chapters on pharmacogenetics, proactive risk management, societal considerations, and the safety of drugs used in oncology and herbal medicines. This sixth edition of the classic text on drug safety is an authoritative reference text for all those who work in pharmacovigilance or have an interest in adverse drug reactions, whether in regulatory authorities, pharmaceutical companies, or academia. Praise for previous editions "This book presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of the science of pharmacovigilance. For those entering or already experienced in the pharmaceutical sciences, this is an essential work.” - from a review in E-STREAMS "...a key text in the area of pharmacovigilance...extensively referenced and well-written...a valuable resource..." - from a review in The Pharmaceutical Journal
Categories: Medical