Understanding Drug Action: An Introduction to Pharmacology provides readers with a survey of the scientific understanding of drug action. This readable introduction to pharmacology is simple enough to be understood without having to take a class to follow the material, but can also be used to complement a course in pharmacology. The approach to pharmacology is at a basic scientific level to build a framework of how drugs work supplemented with information on some representative drugs that are used clinically. Each chapter includes review questions and many chapters include tables of important drugs with brand and generic names. KEY FEATURES: Drug tables with brand and generic names and dosage forms organized by drug class. Glossary of key terms in each chapter. Knowledge objectives in each chapter. More than 170 illustrations that supplement the text. Review questions in each chapter with answers in the back of the book.