Understanding Drug Action: An Introduction to Pharmacology

By | August 17, 2016

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

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2 Comments

Anonymous on 08/17/2016 at 09:40.

This book was very easy to read, organized, and concise. As a first year pharmacy student, I found it to be tremendously helpful in refreshing my memory of basic physiology while it gave me a good understanding of drug action and basics of pharmacology.I would recommend this book to anyone who is even slightly curious of the mechanisms behind drug action. It is very reader-friendly and even the average person (with little knowledge of science) could be able to understand our body’s…

Anonymous on 08/17/2016 at 10:06.

In the subject of pharmacology, books are often very dry and difficult to be actively engaged in reading. This book, however, is written as if the author is having a casual conversation with the reader. There are layman analogies, and subtle jokes are present, as well.That being said, it is a great read for those who are interested in pursuing pharmacy as a career and would like to know more about drug action. It is also very valuable for pharmacy technicians who would like a better…