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Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th Edition (LANGE Basic Science) [Paperback]

Bertram Katzung , Susan Masters , Anthony Trevor
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July 1, 2009 0071604057 978-0071604055 11

The most trusted and up-to-date pharmacology text in medicine -- completely redesigned to make the learning process even more interesting and efficient

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

5 Star Doody's Review!
"This is the most widely used textbook for teaching pharmacology to health professionals. This 11th edition is far superior to any previous editions....The authors' goals are to provide a complete, authoritative, current, and readable textbook of pharmacology for students in health sciences. Testimony to their success is the widespread use of this work as required textbook for pharmacology courses around the world. This book is used extensively by thousands of medical, pharmacy, podiatry, nursing, and other health professions students to study pharmacology. Likewise, it remains a valuable resource for residents and practicing physicians....I continue to use this book as a required resource for all courses that I teach to medical, nursing, and allied health students. It is authoritative, readable, and supported by numerous learning tools."--Doody's Review Service

Organized to reflect the syllabi in Pharmacology courses, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers all the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. It is acknowledged worldwide as the field’s most current, authoritative, and comprehensive textbook. To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book features a strong focus on the choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects.

Coverage that spans every important aspect of medical pharmacology:

  • Basic Principles
  • Autonomic Drugs
  • Cardiovascular-Renal Drugs
  • Drugs with Important Actions on Smooth Muscle
  • Drugs that Act in the Central Nervous System
  • Drugs Used to Treat Diseases of the Blood, Inflammation, and Gout
  • Endocrine Drugs
  • Chemotherapeutic Drugs
  • Toxicology

NEW to this edition:

  • Full-color presentation, including 300+ illustrations
  • Case studies introduce clinical problems in many chapters
  • Drug summary tables for key information in comparative context
  • Descriptions of important newly released drugs, including new immunopharmacologic agents
  • Expanded coverage of general concepts relating to newly discovered receptors, receptor mechanisms, and drug transporters

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About the Author


Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco.

Associate Editors:

Susan Masters, PhD, is Professor of Pharmacology & Academy Chair of Phramacology Education, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco.

Anthony J. Trevor, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco.

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  • Series: LANGE Basic Science
  • Paperback: 1232 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 11 edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071604057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071604055
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bread & Butter of any Medical Practice August 5, 2009
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Having been in primary care medicine for nearly 20 years, I have found Katzung's "Pharmacology" books to be enormously informative and practical at the same time. There always are initial chapters that enable one to review one's biochemistry and physiology of drugs, followed by a balanced and pragmatic summary of all relevant groups of drugs, including their drawbacks and drug interactions. I have bought every edition of this book during and since medical school, and it has been invaluable - especially in regards to when new drugs are introduced into the market. One only needs to look up similar drugs or its "predecessors" to forewarn the clinician of the safety of prescribing the new drug in question. (For example, from my background in biochemistry and constantly reading up of pharmacology in these books, I predicted that Vioxx would cause problems in both diabetic patients and heart patients, and refused to prescribe it. Look what happened!!!)

Linda E. Dewey, M.D.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Med school January 30, 2010
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Great complement to med school pharm. The book introduces a class of medicines with diagrams and mechanisms of action. For me it definitely clarified ideas presented in pharm lectures that I didn't quite get.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Intro Book December 15, 2009
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I am a graduate student in Chemistry and used this book to learn the basics of Pharmacology. There was enough background for me to learn even though I do not have a Biology/Physiology background at all.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Tony L.
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I bought this for M2 year of med school. The information in the book is fairly complete, but I will still need to go to Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics to really put burning questions to rest. Also note, hopefully your school has a subscription to Access Medicine for both of these resources.

My favorite book for pharm so far is Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, 4th Edition (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series). It has 90 percent of the information I need, including new drug classes. It is a little lean on the structures, which Lange covers pretty well. However, I used Illustrated Pharm for all of my antimicrobial information, and hope to use it the rest of M2 year.

Also, don't be scared of Goodman, it's a beast of a tomb but that is because it would be like having you own personal professor describe in detail the mechanism of every drug used for treatment. I cant tell you how many times I thought it was leaving me hanging on an explanation, only to find my questions addressed 3-4 sentences later. Well written and complete, but there is just a lot of stuff to learn about every drug!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying compared to previous editions November 29, 2010
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I am a physician looking for a book that helps me clinically. The 9th edition was great. This one is like getting a Goodman and Gillman. Example, 9th edition for antidepressants tells me which cause sedation, well written and easy to follow, this does not even have the same table. Its very complicated and I would not recommend it. Much worse than the 9th edition.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There are much better primary pharm texts available. April 11, 2011
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While the cover is very pretty, and there are some good diagrams found within this text, overall, I would have to say that I really do not like this text. There is simply not enough substance, and the layout of the drugs and concepts within the chapters is a nightmare. I also very much dislike it when the editors re-arrange the chapters between editions--which to me is evidence of them having nothing else better to do. Also, some of the errors simply drive me crazy.
Find a different primary text... but perhaps use the Katzung review book, I find the multiple choice with explanations, and review points to be very useful. But again, it is simply that, a review book.
If you are looking for a good primary reference text, check out Goodman and Gilman, because Katzung is definitely not worth the money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good pictures and detail but no review questions August 31, 2010
By R. Pett
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I have read the first several chapters of this book and I have to say the pictures are very nice, colorful and easy to understand. My complaint about this book is that there are no review questions either before or after each chapter. I like testing myself to see if I captured the take home message of each chapter and sadly this book does not have review questions before/after the chapters. There are a few case studies however; they do add to the content of the select chapters that there are case studies. Overall, the book is fine, if you like review questions like me, then choose another book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good text February 7, 2010
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Had to purchase this book for pharmacy school. This seems to be a pretty nice book. Lots of good pictures and diagrams and fairly thorough explanations. It was a required text but I am not disappointed as I have referred to it numerous times.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Everything you need in clinical pharmacology in one bundle. Buing this was the best decision I made to review pharmacology.
Published 1 month ago by SAMAN K BENTOTA
4.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable condition
I was a bit disappointed at the time delay in the arrival of the book, nevertheless, I am satisfied with its condition.
Kenneth I. Daniels
Published 4 months ago by Kenneth I. Daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars .
I always select a book in good conditions or better and this one met my expectations. Thank you I am very happy with my purchase.
Published 4 months ago by Joan Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Awesome book! Prefect book to give you a board and brief introduction to pharmacology! I would recommend this product to a friend!
Published 6 months ago by Coral
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok
bought this book a long time ago. had all the important information that a typical pharmacology book would have. good day
Published 7 months ago by Jewski32
5.0 out of 5 stars Katzung is the best!!!
I own the Goodman & Gilman and Katzung textbooks, but I mostly read out of this one. Let me say, Goodman & Gilman is top notch, if something's not in there, it's probably only on... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful for Organ Systems
I like having the hard-copy (even though there's digital copies floating around medical school). I think the instructor relies on this book, so it goes well with the courses.
Published 12 months ago by JP
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the 12th Edition...
This is a great book for Pharmacology, and I like that the author's list their references and suggest other literature for more information. It is very thorough. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mel S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
This book arrived quickly and was in a good condition as described. I personally think that there isn't much difference between this edition and the newer edition.
Published 13 months ago by Likethisproduct
5.0 out of 5 stars This book really does it for therapeutics
This book is an excellent way of reinforcing medicinal/therapeutic portion of PDA. I'm sure it will continue to make use of it.
Published 15 months ago by K. Grant-Goodwin
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