Understanding Drug Action: An Introduction to Pharmacology
This highly readable introduction to the science of pharmacology assumes only a modest understanding of biology, chemistry, and human physiology. Author Peter J. Rice provides readers with a survey of the scientific understanding of drug action. He discusses pharmacology at a basic scientific level to build a framework of how drugs work, and he supplements this discussion with information on some representative drugs that are used clinically. KEY FEATURES: Concise and systematic introduction to the science of pharmacology; Knowledge objectives in each chapter; Glossary of key terms in each chapter; Review questions in each chapter with answers provided in the back of the book; Tables listing brand and generic drug names and dosage forms by drug class; More than 170 illustrations that supplement the text.
Rice, Peter J.. 2014. Understanding Drug Action: An Introduction to Pharmacology. Washington, D.C: American Pharmacists Association.