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Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, 4th Edition

Pazdernik, Thomas PhD

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: July 2009 - Volume 41 - Issue 7 - p 1531
doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181a21294
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University of Kansas Medical Center

ISBN: 978-0-7817-7155-9. Copyright: 2009. Edition: 4th. Editors: Richard Finkel, PharmD; Michelle A. Clark, PhD; Luigi Cubeddu, MD, PhD. Specialties: Pharmacology, Medical Education, Informatics. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Series Title: Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews. List Price: $54.95

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DESCRIPTION:

This is an excellent pharmacology review for healthcare professionals who are visual learners. This edition is by far the best available.

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PURPOSE:

To facilitate the learning of pharmacology, using excellent full-color illustrations that are integrated with high-yield text information on drugs.

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AUDIENCE:

Nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and physicians will find this book very valuable if they learn visually.

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FEATURES:

More than 500 pictures and diagrams, carefully crafted to complement and amplify the text, are completely integrated and constitute the best feature of this book. Board examination questions, with detailed explanations of the answers, are included with each chapter. This book provides an access code for Web resources. Other features include access to a searchable online version with an image bank that faculty can use for preparing lectures. It also contains cross-references within the book and to other titles in the series.

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ASSESSMENT:

Designed and edited by top educators, the book helps the student tie together the visual and cognitive elements of learning for superior recognition and recall. The authors have done a marvelous job of creating illustrations that students will find very helpful for the mastery of pharmacology for course and board certification examinations. Although many students love this illustrated review of pharmacology, teachers often are less excited about it. I highly recommend it for students who are visual learners. This text includes 125 national board examination review questions with appropriate explanations; however, the clarity of some questions could be improved.

RATING: ★★★★

Reviewed by:

Thomas Pazdernick, Phd

University of Kansas Medical Center

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