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This popular core nursing pharmacology textbook provides unique coverage of nursing interventions for drug therapy with related rationales. Highly praised for its organized and readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients. New to the Ninth Edition is an Evidence-Based Nursing feature that builds on the previous edition's Research Briefs and highlights the nursing implications of current research. Chapter openers now include key terms with definitions. Other highlights include a comprehensive glossary, a revised art program, and thoroughly revised end-of-chapter NCLEX-style questions.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of Drug Therapy|
|Introduction to Pharmacology|
|Basic Concepts and Processes|
|Nursing Process in Drug Therapy|
|Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System|
|Physiology of the Central Nervous System|
|Opioid Analgesics and Opioid Antagonists|
|Analgesic?Antipyretic?Anti-Inflammatory and Related Drugs|
|Antianxiety and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs|
|Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers|
|Skeletal Muscle Relaxants|
|Substance Abuse Disorders|
|Central Nervous System Stimulants|
|Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System|
|Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System|
|Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System|
|Physiology of the Endocrine System|
|Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones|
|Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs|
|Hormones That Regulate Calcium and Bone Metabolism|
|Estrogens, Progestins, and Hormonal Contraceptives|
|Androgens and Anabolic Steroids|
|Drugs Used to Treat Infections|
|General Characteristics of Antimicrobial Drugs|
|Beta-Lactam Antibacterials: Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other Drugs|
|Aminoglycosides and Fluoroquinolones|
|Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides, and Urinary Agents|
|Macrolides, Ketolides, and Miscellaneous Antibacterials|
|Drugs for Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) Disease|
|Drugs Affecting Hematopoiesis and the Immune System|
|Physiology of the Hematopoietic and Immune Systems|
|Hematopoietic and Immunostimulant Drugs|
|Drugs Used in Oncologic Disorders|
|Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System|
|Physiology of the Respiratory System|
|Drugs for Asthma and Other Bronchoconstrictive Disorders|
|Antihistamines and Allergic Disorders|
|Nasal Decongestants, Antitussives, and Cold Remedies|
|Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System|
|Physiology of the Cardiovascular System|
|Drug Therapy for Heart Failure|
|Drugs Used in Hypotension and Shock|
|Drugs That Affect Blood Coagulation|
|Drugs for Dyslipidemia|
|Drugs Affecting the Digestive System|
|Physiology of the Digestive System|
|Nutritional Support Products, Vitamins, and Mineral?Electrolytes|
|Drugs to Aid Weight Management|
|Drugs Used for Peptic Ulcer and Acid Reflux Disorders|
|Laxatives and Cathartics|
|Drugs Used in Special Conditions|
|Drugs Used in Ophthalmic Conditions|
|Drugs Used in Dermatologic Conditions|
|Drug Use During Pregnancy and Lactation|
|Answers to Applying Your Knowledge|
|The International System of Units|
|Serum Drug Concentrations|
|Anesthetics, Adjunctive Drugs, and Nursing Considerations|
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