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Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Twelfth Edition [Hardcover]

Laurence Brunton , Bruce Chabner , Bjorn Knollman

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Book Description

Jan. 10 2011 0071624422 978-0071624428 12

The landmark text in medical pharmacology is now in full color

Includes DVD with image bank

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This 12th edition of the most authoritative book in pharmacology is the best both in content and physical appearance....This edition of Goodman & Gilman's continues to be the most authoritative and widely used resource bridging the discipline of pharmacology with therapeutics. Moreover, readers will find this edition to be substantially improved from past editions in both content and physical appearance."--Doody's Review Service

The most universally respected and read medical text in all of pharmacology, Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics represents the pinnacle of authority and accuracy in describing the actions and uses of therapeutic agents in relation to physiology and pathophysiology. Goodman & Gilman’s careful balance of basic science and clinical application has guided thousands of practitioners and students to a clear understanding of the drugs essential to preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease.

Enriched by a new full-color presentation and updated to reflect all critical new developments in drug action and drug-disease interaction, the twelfth edition includes more than 440 color illustrations depicting key principles and actions of specific pathways and therapeutic agents. The companion DVD includes all the images and tables in the text along with narrated animations.

Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e is divided into nine sections, covering:

  • General Principles
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Modulation of Cardiovascular Function
  • Inflammation, Immunomodulation, and Hematopoiesis
  • Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
  • Chemotherapy of Infectious Disease
  • Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
  • Special Systems Pharmacology

More than a textbook, Goodman & Gilman's is a working template for the effective and rational prescribing of drugs in daily practice.


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About the Author

Editor:
Laurence L. Brunton, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
University of California San Diego
School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA

Associate Editors:
Bruce A. Chabner, MD
Clinical Director
MDF Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Bjorn Christian Knollmann, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Nashville, TN


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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version of Goodman and Gilman's March 11 2012
By Book Omnivore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have several editions of this book in hard copy since the 1970's. As ever it is very authoritative and a good reference if you have the scientific and medical background to understand it. The only problem with the Kindle version is that the tables and figures are virtually unreadable!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reference, poor instructor. April 18 2013
By J. Tillema - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is probably a good desk reference for a physician, but it is a poor instructional aide, and is full of errors and omissions of important information.

This is a 2000 page book, and goes into excruciating detail to the point where the grand scheme is lost. Moreover, the excruciating detail is not well explained, or starts out well explained and abruptly digresses before the explanation's conclusion. The cardiac action potential is one such example.

As an instructional aide, it is very poor. It is very difficult to learn from this book, and some explanations are wrong. As an example, an this book describes an inverse agonist as a type of regulatory ligand that stabilizes a receptor in its inactive form, which is incorrect. It should be described as a type of regulatory ligand that reduces activity below a receptor's basal rate.

There are numerous errors in page layout that affect the way the outline of the material is perceived. As an example, in the general principles section where the physiological receptors are presented, there is a nice table showing the various types of receptors. The body of the text does not unfold as expected. I will use an outline format as an analogy. A proper presentation would unfold as such:

I. Receptors
A. GPCR
B. ion-gated
C. nuclear receptor
D. etc
1. etc
a. etc

What we get instead is:

A. receptors
1. GPCR
B. ion-gated
I. nuclear receptor
C. etc
1. etc.
a. etc.

The headings are completely screwed up. Nuclear receptor looks like a new section in the chapter.

Also, the book goes back and forth between regular print and microscopic print in the body of the text. And the microscopic print is smaller than image and table captions.

Finally, the index is terrible. It has many key omissions that are inexcusable for a book in its 12 edition. NMDA receptors are an important class of receptors, and it is described with illustrations in the chapter on the CNS, but NMDA receptors are nowhere to be found in the index.

The illustrations are beautiful, but are far too large, requiring the explanation to be on adjacent pages, requiring one to flip back and forth. As an aside, the high quality images are why I give this book 3/5 rather than 2/5.

So I guess it's clear that I don't like this book, and am returning it.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold-standard March 8 2011
By ChicoMaki - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the gold standard for pharmacology textbooks, no questions. Excellent update on the last edition. Multi-media is a bit complicated. Would have preferred having online access instead, but can't get it all.
100% tell all my colleagues/fellow students to consider purchasing.
24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect... Aug. 30 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is indeed the go to book for medicine questions, be you pharmacist, physician, medical student, nurse, nursing student, or whatever. I have been using it for years and will continue to do so.

That being said, there is one quirk that I wish McGraw Hill would fix. With at least two editions I've owned, including the current one, there is an annoying, unexplained switch from a normal font to a very small font. The small font seems to come on without warning, and for my eyes it is very difficult to read. This morning, for example, I was reviewing digoxin. The introductory paragraphs were easy to read, but for unknown reasons the section on adverse effects (and the section following that) was in the small print. Why would you want to make something this important more difficult to read? This change to small font occurs seemingly randomly throughout the text, and is extremely aggravating.

As I age, I will continue to go to Goodman and Gilman for reference, but I hope as my eyes age future editions will eschew this exasperating practice of tiny fonts.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb April 7 2012
By dhl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This edition is a worthy enhancement of this classic textbook & valuable referance. There are many new contributors to the multi-authored text, but its valuable format continues. It beats out a recent newcomer in its depth of coverage & ease of use. I think it remains the best general medical pharmicology textbook.

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