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Chapter 26 – Corticosteroids and Other Hormone Preparations

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Abstract The main endogenous glucocorticoid in humans is hydrocortisone. Synthetic glucocorticoids include prednisolone, methylprednisolone, betamethasone, dexamethasone and triamcinolone. They have metabolic, anti-inflammatory (see Table 26.1) and immunosuppressive effects. Chapter 26…

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Chapter 24 – Drugs Affecting Coagulation

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Abstract This has three elements: platelets, the coagulation cascade and fibrinolysis. The first two are involved in preventing haemorrhage by thrombus formation, while fibrinolysis is an essential limiting mechanism. Chapter…

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Chapter 23 – Antimicrobials

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Abstract Antimicrobial agents are used to kill or suppress the growth of microorganisms and are used widely both to treat and prevent infection. In order to understand how antimicrobial drugs…

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Chapter 25 – Drugs Used in Diabetes Mellitus

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Abstract Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by persistent hyperglycaemia. Diabetes mellitus is caused either by deficient endogenous insulin secretion or by resistance to the action of…

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Chapter 22 – Diuretics

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Abstract The kidney is a complex organ maintaining fluid, electrolyte and acid–base balance. It also serves an endocrine function by secreting renin and erythropoietin. Chapter 22 Diuretics The kidney is…

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Chapter 26 – Corticosteroids and Other Hormone Preparations

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Abstract The main endogenous glucocorticoid in humans is hydrocortisone. Synthetic glucocorticoids include prednisolone, methylprednisolone, betamethasone, dexamethasone and triamcinolone. They have metabolic, anti-inflammatory (see Table 26.1) and immunosuppressive effects. Chapter 26…

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Chapter 23 – Antimicrobials

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Abstract Antimicrobial agents are used to kill or suppress the growth of microorganisms and are used widely both to treat and prevent infection. In order to understand how antimicrobial drugs…

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Chapter 24 – Drugs Affecting Coagulation

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Abstract This has three elements: platelets, the coagulation cascade and fibrinolysis. The first two are involved in preventing haemorrhage by thrombus formation, while fibrinolysis is an essential limiting mechanism. Chapter…

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Chapter 25 – Drugs Used in Diabetes Mellitus

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Abstract Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by persistent hyperglycaemia. Diabetes mellitus is caused either by deficient endogenous insulin secretion or by resistance to the action of…

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