This text is designed for a one-semester course for health professions students who will not administer drugs but need a foundation in pharmacology. Organized by body system, the text explains the basics of clinical pharmacology and the actions, indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and interactions of drug classes. Full-color illustrations highlight and explain important concepts and techniques. Information on specific drugs is presented in bulleted lists, boxes, and tables. Chapters include key terms, key points, Website activities, case studies, review questions, and critical thinking exercises based on real-life patient care situations. A bonus CD-ROM contains additional learning activities. An Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM includes a test generator and PowerPoint slides.