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Book cover Drugs easily explained
Copyright: Springer Nature

Billions of people worldwide take medicines every day to treat important diseases. In many cases, however, neither the doctor nor the pharmacist has the time to explain to the patient why a particular drug should be taken, how the drug works and what side effects to expect. Written by an experienced and well-known textbook author, this book provides an overview of the most common diseases and the drugs used to treat them. The book is designed for a general audience. It provides patients with essential information about how medications work and what side effects and interactions to expect. Finally, the book gives patients advice on what they can do themselves to improve drug therapy and safety. Summaries, bullet points, tables and diagrams support the information process.

Pharmacology textbook

On July 22, 2019 the textbook "Basic Knowledge of Pharmacology" authored by Roland Seifert was published.

The book is not a mere translation of the textbook "Basiswissen Pharmakologie", published in German language in July 2018. Rather, the new book has been written de novo to reflect current scientific knowledge. In addition, the book considers international standards of pharmacotherapy. Moreover, each chapter contains a reference list focussing on current review articles on the topics covered in the book. Furthermore, a new chapter "The 100 List of Drugs" discusses the most important drugs under various aspects.

"Basic Knowledge of Pharmacology"
Roland Seifert

The textbook is available as hardcover or eBook.
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Cyclic nucleotides, histamine H4 receptor


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