Color Atlas of Pharmacology – The present second edition of the Color Atlas of Pharmacology goes to print six years after the first edition. Numerous revisions were needed, highlighting the dramatic continuing progress in the drug sciences.

In particular, it appeared necessary to in- clude novel therapeutic principles, such as the inhibitors of platelet aggre gationfrom the group of integrin GPIIB/IIIA antagonists, the inhibitors of viral protease, or the non-nucleoside inhibitors of reverse transcriptase. Moreover, the re-evaluation and expanded use of conventional drugs, e.g., in congestive heart failure, bronchial asthma, or rheumatoid arthritis, had to be addressed. In each instance, the primary emphasis was placed on essential sites of action and basic pharmacological princi- ples. Details and individual drug properties were deliberately omitted in the interest of making drug action more transparent and affording an overview of the pharmaco- logical basis of drug therapy.

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The authors wish to reiterate that the Color Atlas of Pharmacology cannot replace a textbook of pharmacology, nor does it aim to do so. Rather, this little book – Color Atlas of Pharmacology is desi- gned to arouse the curiosity of the pharmacological novice; to help students of me- dicine and pharmacy gain an overview of the discipline and to review certain bits of information in a concise format; and, finally, to enable the experienced therapist to recall certain factual data, with perhaps some occasional amusement.

Our cordial thanks go to the many readers of the multilingual editions of the Color Atlas for their suggestions. We are indebted to Prof. Ulrike Holzgrabe, Würzburg, Doc. Achim Meißner, Kiel, Prof. Gert-Hinrich Reil, Oldenburg, Prof. Reza Tabrizchi, St.John’s, Mr Christian Klein, Bonn, and Mr Christian Riedel, Kiel, for providing stimula- ting and helpful discussions and technical support, as well as to Dr. Liane Platt- Rohloff, Stuttgart, and Dr. David Frost, New York, for their editorial and stylistic gui- dance.

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