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Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

by
Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780766838901

ISBN10:
0766838900
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/5/2001
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Organized according to classifications, this book provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format. The Internet as a reference tool is examined, and includes links to reliable websites. The new edition is updated with 200 new drugs, information about the uses and effects of herbs, and the USP Quality Review list of similar drug names. CD-ROM in the back of Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations includes: multiple-choice and fill-in the blank questions, a speed test, tic-tac-toe, the Pharmacology Championship Game, Crossword Puzzles, Case Studies and sound-alike drugs activity.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
xi
Preface xvii
How to Use the Student Activity CD-ROM xx
PART I: Introduction 1(158)
Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations
3(10)
Drug Laws
4(5)
FDA and DEA
9(1)
Health Care Workers and the Law
9(4)
Drug Names and References
13(12)
Classifications
14(1)
Identifying Names
15(2)
Legal Terms Referring to Drugs
17(1)
Terms Indicating Drug Actions
18(2)
Drug References
20(3)
Drug Cards
23(2)
Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
25(16)
Sources of Drugs
25(2)
Effects of Drugs
27(1)
Drug Processing by the Body (Pharmacokinetics)
28(1)
Absorption
29(1)
Distribution
30(1)
Metabolism
31(1)
Excretion
31(1)
Other Variables
32(4)
Unexpected Responses to Drugs
36(5)
Medication Preparations and Supplies
41(20)
A Space-Age Drug Form
42(1)
Standard Drug Forms
42(10)
Supplies
52(9)
Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement
61(10)
Abbreviations
61(3)
Systems of Measurement
64(7)
Safe Dosage Preparation
71(16)
Basic Arithmetic Test
72(1)
Calculation Guidelines
73(1)
Method 1: Basic Calculation
73(3)
Method 2: Ratio and Proportion
76(4)
Pediatric Dosage
80(2)
Geriatric Dosage
82(1)
Prevention of Medication Errors
82(5)
Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration
87(12)
Responsible Drug Administration
87(1)
Medication Errors
88(1)
Principles of Administration
89(10)
Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route
99(18)
Administration of Medications Orally
101(6)
Administration of Medications by Nasogastric Tube
107(2)
Administration of Medications by Gastric Tube
109(1)
Administration of Medications Rectally
109(8)
Administration by the Parenteral Route
117(32)
Sublingual and Buccal Administration
118(1)
Transcutaneous Drug Delivery System
118(3)
Inhalation Therapy
121(3)
Injections
124(15)
Skin Medications
139(1)
Application to the Mucous Membranes
139(1)
Eye Medications
139(10)
Poison Control
149(10)
Poisoning by Ingestion
150(1)
Poisoning by Inhalation
151(1)
External Poisoning of Skin or Eyes
151(1)
Poisoning by Sting and Snakebite
151(1)
People at Risk
152(7)
PART II: Drug Classifications 159(356)
Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
161(36)
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
163(4)
Water-Soluble Vitamins
167(8)
Minerals
175(9)
Antioxidants
184(1)
Alternative Medicines
185(5)
References
190(1)
On-Line References
191(6)
Skin Medications
197(16)
Antipruritics
198(1)
Corticosteriods
199(1)
Emollients and Demulcents
200(1)
Keratolytics
200(1)
Scabicides and Pediculicides
201(1)
Antifungals
202(2)
Antivirals
204(1)
Local Anti-Infectives
204(3)
Cautions for Topical Medications
207(6)
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
213(12)
Adrenergics
214(1)
Adrenergic Blockers
215(2)
Cholinergics
217(2)
Cholinergic Blockers
219(6)
Antineoplastic Drugs
225(12)
Antimetabolites
226(1)
Alkylating Agents
226(1)
Plant Alkaloids
227(1)
Antitumor Antibiotics
228(1)
Hormone Therapy
228(1)
Biological Response Modifiers
229(1)
Radioactive Isotopes
230(1)
Cautions and Responsibilities for Antineoplastic Drugs
230(7)
Urinary System Drugs
237(18)
Diuretics
237(6)
Medications for Gout
243(2)
Antispasmodics
245(1)
Cholinergics
246(1)
Analgesics
247(1)
Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
247(1)
Alpha-Blockers
248(7)
Gastrointestinal Drugs
255(20)
Antacids
255(2)
Agents for Treatment of Ulcers and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
257(2)
Antispasmodics/Anticholinergics
259(2)
For Inflammatory Bowel Disease
261(1)
Antidiarrhea Agents
261(2)
Antiflatulents
263(1)
Laxatives and Cathartics
263(5)
Antiemetics
268(7)
Anti-Infective Drugs
275(34)
Aminoglycosides
277(2)
Cephalosporins
279(1)
Macrolides
280(1)
Penicillins
281(1)
Quinolones
282(3)
Tetracyclines
285(1)
Antifungals
286(2)
Antituberculosis Agents
288(3)
Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives
291(2)
Antivirals
293(2)
Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS Infections
295(5)
Sulfonamides
300(1)
Urinary Anti-Infectives
301(8)
Eye Medications
309(16)
Anti-Infectives
309(2)
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
311(1)
Antiglaucoma Agents
312(7)
Mydriatics
319(1)
Local Anesthetics
320(5)
Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics
325(18)
Analgesics
326(9)
Sedatives and Hypnotics
335(8)
Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
343(28)
CNS Stimulants
344(1)
Antidepressants
345(4)
Antimanic Agents
349(1)
Anxiolytics
350(3)
Antipsychotic Medications/Major Transquilizers
353(6)
Alcohol
359(3)
Drug Abuse
362(9)
Musculoskeletal and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
371(12)
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
372(2)
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
374(3)
Osteoporosis Therapy
377(6)
Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
383(14)
Anticonvulsants
383(1)
Drugs for Absence Epilepsy
384(1)
Drugs for Grand Mal and Psychomotor Epilepsy
385(2)
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
387(4)
Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
391(6)
Endocrine System Drugs
397(20)
Pituitary Hormones
398(1)
Adrenal Corticosteroids
398(3)
Thyroid Agents
401(1)
Antithyroid Agents
402(1)
Antidiabetic Agents
403(14)
Reproductive System Drugs
417(26)
Androgens
418(2)
Impotence Agents
420(1)
Estrogens
420(2)
Progestins
422(5)
Choice of Contraceptives
427(3)
Drugs for Labor and Delivery
430(4)
Other Gonadotropic Drugs
434(1)
Infertility Drugs
435(8)
Cardiovascular Drugs
443(28)
Cardiac Glycosides
444(1)
Antiarrhythmic Agents
445(7)
Antihypertensives
452(4)
Coronary Vasodilators
456(3)
Antilipemic Agents
459(1)
Vasoconstrictors
460(1)
Anticoagulants
461(4)
Platelet Inhibitor Therapy
465(1)
Thrombolytic Agents
466(5)
Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines
471(20)
Oxygen
471(1)
Respiratory Stimulants
472(1)
Bronchodilators
472(4)
Corticosteroids
476(1)
Asthma Prophylaxis
476(2)
Mucolytics and Expectorants
478(1)
Antitussives
479(2)
Antihistamines
481(1)
Decongestants
482(2)
Smoking Cessation Aids
484(7)
Preoperative Medications and Local Anesthetics
491(12)
Preoperative Medications
491(5)
Local Anesthetics
496(7)
Drugs and Geriatrics
503(12)
Cumulative Effects of Drugs
504(2)
Gray List Drugs
506(2)
Drugs That May Cause Mental Impairment
508(1)
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
509(1)
Polypharmacy
510(1)
References
511(4)
Summary 515(2)
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part I 517(6)
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part II 523(6)
Appendix: Use Caution--Avoid Confusion 529


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