Alfred Gilman and Louis Goodman authored the very first edition of Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics back in the year 1941. And since then, this book has served as a leading guideline for the publication of the latest twelfth edition of this book. Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacology gained much fame among its readers because of its highly targetted and comprehensive text. The book provides concise account regarding the mechanism of actions of drugs, uses of drugs in the light of latest advancements in the field of medicine and puts great emphasis on the application of knowledge of pharmacodynamics to therapeutics. The authors of this Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacology have put great effort in developing a book which is suitable for both the students of pharmacology and physicians as well. In this article, we are going to share with you Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacology PDF for free download and we that our readers will find this blog post useful. 🙂

Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics offers rich and easy-to-understand text to its readers. In addition to this, this book also offers high-yield pearls and tables containing important topics so that the students do not miss out anything. For those who do not know, Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacology book has been authored by more than 50 scientists who have served considerable effort for the improvement of this book and making it well-versed with the modern medicine. New chapters have also been added to the book which mainly includes drug action, drug invention, molecular mechanisms of drug action, drug poisoning and toxicity, the molecular basis of drug action and fundamental principles of antimicrobial therapy.

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Table of Contents

Below is the table of contents present in the Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics: 🙂

Section I. General principles

Chapter 1. Drug invention and the pharmaceutical industry
Chapter 2. Pharmacokinetics: the dynamics of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination
Chapter 3. Pharmacodynamics: molecular mechanisms of drug action
Chapter 4. Drug toxicity and poisoning
Chapter 5. Membrane transporters and drug response
Chapter 6. Drug metabolism
Chapter 7. Pharmacogenetics

Section II. Neuropharmacology

Chapter 8. Neurotransmission: the autonomic and somatic motor nervous systems
Chapter 9. Muscarinic receptor agonists and antagonists
Chapter 10. Anticholinesterase agents
Chapter 11. Agents acting at the neuromuscular junction and autonomic ganglia
Chapter 12. Adrenergic agonists and antagonists
Chapter 13. 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) and dopamine
Chapter 14. Neurotransmission and the central nervous system
Chapter 15. Drug therapy of depression and anxiety disorders
Chapter 16. Pharmacotherapy of psychosis and mania
Chapter 17. Hypnotics and sedatives
Chapter 18. Opioids, analgesia, and pain management
Chapter 19. General anesthetics and therapeutic gases
Chapter 20. Local anesthetics
Chapter 21. Pharmacotherapy of the epilepsies
Chapter 22. Treatment of central nervous system degenerative disorders
Chapter 23. Ethanol and methanol
Chapter 24. Drug addiction

Section III. Modulation of cardiovascular function

Chapter 25. Regulation of renal function and vascular volume
Chapter 26. Renin and angiotensin
Chapter 27. Treatment of myocardial ischemia and hypertension
Chapter 28. Pharmacotherapy of congestive heart failure
Chapter 29. Anti-arrhythmic drugs
Chapter 30. Blood coagulation and anticoagulant, fibrinolytic, and antiplatelet drugs
Chapter 31. Drug therapy for hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia

Section IV. Inflammation, Immunomodulation, and hematopoiesis

Chapter 32. Histamine, bradykinin, and their antagonists
Chapter 33. Lipid-derived autacoids: eicosanoids and platelet-activating factor
Chapter 34. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic agents; pharmacotherapy of gout
Chapter 35. Immunosuppressants, tolerogens, and immunostimulants
Chapter 36. Pulmonary pharmacology
Chapter 37. Hematopoietic agents: growth factors, minerals, and vitamins

Section V. Hormones and hormone antagonists

Chapter 38. Introduction to endocrinology: the hypothalamic-pituitary axis
Chapter 39. Thyroid and anti-thyroid drugs
Chapter 40. Estrogens and progestins
Chapter 41. Androgens
Chapter 42. Acth, adrenal steroids, and pharmacology of the adrenal cortex
Chapter 43. Endocrine pancreas and pharmacotherapy of diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia
Chapter 44. Agents affecting mineral ion homeostasis and bone turnover

Section VI. Drugs affecting gastrointestinal function

Chapter 45. Pharmacotherapy of gastric acidity, peptic ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease
Chapter 46. Treatment of disorders of bowel motility and water flux; anti-emetics; agents used in biliary and pancreatic disease
Chapter 47. Pharmacotherapy of inflammatory bowel disease

Section VII. Chemotherapy of microbial diseases

Chapter 48. General principles of antimicrobial therapy
Chapter 49. Chemotherapy of malaria
Chapter 50. Chemotherapy of protozoal infections: amebiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, and other protozoal infections
Chapter 51. Chemotherapy of helminth infections
Chapter 52. Sulfonamides, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, quinolones, and agents for urinary tract infections
Chapter 53. Penicillins, cephalosporins, and other β-lactam antibiotics
Chapter 54. Aminoglycosides
Chapter 55. Protein synthesis inhibitors and miscellaneous antibacterial agents
Chapter 56. Chemotherapy of tuberculosis, mycobacterium avium complex disease, and leprosy
Chapter 57. Antifungal agents
Chapter 58. Antiviral agents (nonretroviral)
Chapter 59. Antiretroviral agents and treatment of HIV infection

Section VIII. Chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases

Chapter 60. General principles of cancer chemotherapy
Chapter 61. Cytotoxic agents
Chapter 62. Targeted therapies: tyrosine kinase inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and cytokines
Chapter 63. Natural products in cancer chemotherapy: hormones and related agents

Section IX. Special systems pharmacology

Chapter 64. Ocular pharmacology
Chapter 65. Dermatological pharmacology
Chapter 66. Contraception and pharmacotherapy of obstetrical and gynecological disorders
Chapter 67. Environmental toxicology: carcinogens and heavy metals

Section X. Appendices

Appendix i. Principles of prescription order writing and patient compliance
Appendix ii. Design and optimization of dosage regimens: pharmacokinetic data.

 







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