The clinical pharmacology of sport and exercise

As antidoping controls have gained wide repercussion in the media on account of their performance in great contests, much talk has ensued regarding the misuse of drugs in sports. However, there is little discussion about the true effect of medicinal products on physical performance or about whether evidence of all possible drug-related effects on exercise…

1997

Clinical pharmacology through the pen of Louis Lasagna

Dr. Louis Lasagna’s contribution to fostering clinical pharmacology is unquestionable. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1943 and earning his doctor’s degree four years later from Columbia University, Dr. Lasagna revolutionized the world of medicinal products. As from the mid-fifties, he investigated the influence of the placebo effect in the efficacy of drugs by means…

1997

Fármacos y conducción de vehículos

The harmful effects of alcohol on driving are a recurring topic. In fact, the prevention measures applied by the authorities are exclusively directed to the detection of this substance in drivers. Medicinal products are of course not the main factor for accidentability. However, the availability of drugs that do not interfere with driving is of…

1996

Bases de datos en farmacología y terapéutica

The apparition and use of computer databases meant a revolution at all levels of pharmacological research, from the molecular design of medicinal products to the assessment of their aspects in human populations, not to mention basic aspects like the fast, convenient access to results of already performed investigations. Database functions and advantages in pharmacology and…

1996

Farmacología de los canales iónicos

This monograph, resulting from a round table held in Barcelona in 1994 and including 11 submissions, is focused on ion channels, their pharmacology and their therapeutic potential for the prevention, relief or cure of diseases. The meeting and this publication included the contributions of scientists involved in medical chemistry and in the development of new…

1995

The pharmacology of sexual function and dysfunction

How can pharmacology contribute to clinically improve a number of existing sexual problems? Also, what are the repercussions on the sexual function secondary to the use of drugs for the treatment of other diseases? Professional researchers in the field of sexual pharmacology gathered in an international symposium organized by the Esteve Foundation to contribute their…

1995