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Cardiac Glycosides

Part I: Experimental Pharmacology

  • Kurt Greeff

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 56 / 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Introduction and Remarks on the History of Cardiac Glycosides

  3. Chemistry and Structure-Activity Relationships of Cardioactive Steroids

  4. Methods for the Determination of Cardiac Glycosides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. H. Flasch, W. Diembeck
      Pages 27-42
    3. K. Stellner
      Pages 57-81
    4. Ursula Gundert-Remy, Ellen Weber
      Pages 83-94
    5. G. G. Belz
      Pages 95-113
  5. Biological Methods for the Evaluation of Cardiac Glycosides

  6. Mode of Action of Cardiac Glycosides

About this book


Following the monographs by STRAUB (1924) and LENDLE (1935), this is the third contribution to the "Pharmacology of Cardiac Glycosides" within the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, which was founded by ARTHUR HEFFTER and con­ tinued by WOLFGANG HEUBNER. Because of the need created by the length of time that had elapsed since LENDLE'S work, the editorial board requested the rapid ap­ pearance of this 56th volume, which represents current knowledge of the pharma­ cology and clinical pharmacology of cardiac glycosides. In order to avoid any delay, numerous authors were invited to contribute because shorter contributions take less time to prepare and are consequently more up-to-date. The disadvantage is that some overlap between certain chapters could not be avoided, despite the editor's efforts. Overlapping can, however, actually be useful, in that differing opinions may be provided and topical issues discussed from varying viewpoints. This re­ minds the reader that scientific horizons in medicine should often be widened or revised. I would like to thank DR. ALANNA Fox and DR. K. ANANTHARAMAN for their help and advice in the revision of certain chapters. I am also grateful to Springer­ Verlag, and particularly to MR. WINSTANLEY and MR. EMERSON, for their contribu­ tion to the completion of this volume through translation and corrections. In con­ clusion I would like to thank MRS. WALKER, MR. BISCHOFF, MRS. SEEKER, and MR. BERGSTEDT of Springer-Verlag for their helpful support.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Greeff
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituts für PharmakologieUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiac Glycosides
  • Book Subtitle Part I: Experimental Pharmacology
  • Authors Kurt Greeff
  • Series Title Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-10917-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-68165-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-68163-9
  • Series ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-0325
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 682
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
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