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Essentials Of Pharmacology For Health Occupations,9781401889258

Essentials Of Pharmacology For Health Occupations

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Pub. Date:
7/26/2006
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Delmar Cengage Learning
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Summary

Basic and practical, this essential book provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format for allied health learners. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Discover key drug information by classifications, such as their purpose, side effects, cautions, and interactions, or utilize the resource to refresh your knowledge of drugs. Plug in the free accompanying CD-ROM and master pharmacology through quizzes, games, and case studies. Open this resource now and see how easy learning pharmacology can be.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
xiii
Preface xix
How to Use This Textbook xxiv
How to Use the Study Ware xxvii
PART I INTRODUCTION
Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations
3(8)
Drug Laws
4(4)
FDA and DEA
8(1)
Health Care Workers and the Law
9(2)
Drug Names and References
11(12)
Classifications
12(1)
Identifying Names
12(3)
Legal Terms Referring to Drugs
15(1)
Terms Indicating Drug Actions
16(2)
Drug References
18(1)
The Internet as Reference
19(1)
Drug Cards
20(3)
Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
23(15)
Sources of Drugs
23(3)
Effects of Drugs
26(1)
Drug Processing by the Body (Pharmacokinetics)
26(1)
Absorption
27(1)
Distribution
28(1)
Metabolism
29(1)
Excretion
29(1)
Other Variables
29(5)
Unexpected Responses to Drugs
34(4)
Medication Preparations and Supplies
38(17)
A Space-Age Drug Form
39(1)
Standard Drug Forms
39(9)
Supplies
48(7)
Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement
55(11)
Abbreviations
55(6)
Systems of Measurement
61(5)
Safe Dosage Preparation
66(16)
Basic Arithmetic Test
67(1)
Calculation Guidelines
68(1)
Method 1: Basic Calculation
68(3)
Method 2: Ratio and Proportion
71(3)
Pediatric Dosage
74(2)
Geriatric Dosage
76(1)
Prevention of Medication Errors
76(6)
Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration
82(11)
Responsible Drug Administration
82(2)
Medication Errors
84(1)
Principles of Administration
84(9)
Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route
93(16)
Administration of Medications Orally
95(5)
Administration of Medications by Nasogastric Tube
100(2)
Administration of Medications by Gastric Tube
102(1)
Administration of Medications Rectally
103(6)
Administration by the Parenteral Route
109(31)
Sublingual and Buccal Administration
110(1)
Transcutaneous Drug Delivery System
111(1)
Inhalation Therapy
112(4)
Injections
116(15)
Skin Medications
131(1)
Application to the Mucous Membranes
131(1)
Eye Medications
131(9)
Poison Control
140(11)
Poisoning by Ingestion
141(1)
Poisoning by Inhalation
142(1)
External Poisoning of Skin or Eyes
142(1)
Poisoning by Sting and Snakebite
142(1)
People at Risk
143(8)
PART II DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS
Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
151(37)
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
153(4)
Water-Soluble Vitamins
157(8)
Minerals
165(9)
Antioxidants
174(1)
Alternative Medicines
175(6)
References
181(1)
Online References
182(6)
Skin Medications
188(18)
Antipruritics
189(1)
Corticosteroids
190(1)
Emollients and Demulcents
191(1)
Keratolytics
191(1)
Scabicides and Pediculicides
192(1)
Antifungals
193(3)
Antivirals
196(1)
Local Anti-Infectives
196(2)
Agents Used to Treat Acne
198(2)
Cautions for Topical Medications
200(6)
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
206(12)
Adrenergics
207(1)
Adrenergic Blockers
208(2)
Cholinergics
210(2)
Cholinergic Blockers
212(6)
Antineoplastic Drugs
218(13)
Antimetabolites
219(1)
Alkylating Agents
220(1)
Plant Alkaloids
221(1)
Antibiotic Antineoplastics
222(1)
Hormone Therapy
222(1)
Biological Response Modifiers
223(1)
Monoclonal Antibodies
224(1)
Radioactive Isotopes
224(1)
Cautions and Responsibilities for Antineoplastic Drugs
225(6)
Urinary System Drugs
231(18)
Diuretics
231(7)
Medications for Gout
238(2)
Antispasmodics
240(1)
Cholinergics
241(1)
Analgesics
242(1)
Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
243(1)
Alpha-Blockers
243(6)
Gastrointestinal Drugs
249(22)
Antacids
249(2)
Agents for Treatment of Ulcers and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
251(3)
Antispasmodics/Anticholinergics
254(1)
For Inflammatory Bowel Disease
255(1)
Antidiarrhea Agents
256(2)
Antiflatulents
258(2)
Laxatives and Cathartics
260(4)
Antiemetics
264(1)
Prophylaxis
264(7)
Anti-infective Drugs
271(40)
Vaccines
274(1)
Aminoglycosides
274(1)
Cephalosporins
275(2)
Macrolides
277(1)
Penicillins
278(3)
Quinolones
281(1)
Tetracyclines
282(1)
Antifungals
283(3)
Antituberculosis Agents
286(4)
Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives
290(1)
Agents for VRE
291(1)
Antivirals
292(3)
Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS Infections
295(5)
HIV Information and Resources
300(2)
Sulfonamides
302(1)
Urinary Anti-Infectives
303(8)
Eye Medications
311(17)
Anti-Infectives
311(2)
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
313(1)
Antiglaucoma Agents
314(8)
Mydriatics
322(1)
Local Anesthetics
323(5)
Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics
328(20)
Analgesics
329(9)
Local Anesthetic
338(1)
Antimigraine Agents
339(1)
Sedatives and Hypnotics
340(8)
Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
348(34)
CNS Stimulants
349(3)
Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)
352(1)
Antidepressants
352(5)
Antimanic Agents
357(2)
Anxiolytics
359(3)
Antipsychotic Medications/Major Tranquilizers
362(7)
Alcohol
369(2)
Drug Abuse
371(11)
Musculoskeletal and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
382(14)
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
382(3)
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
385(5)
Osteoporosis Therapy
390(6)
Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
396(16)
Anticonvulsants
396(1)
Drugs for Absence Epilepsy
397(1)
Drugs for Grand Mal and Psychomotor Epilepsy
398(2)
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
400(5)
Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
405(7)
Endocrine System Drugs
412(24)
Pituitary Hormones
413(1)
Adrenal Corticosteroids
413(3)
Thyroid Agents
416(2)
Antithyroid Agents
418(1)
Antidiabetic Agents
418(18)
Reproductive System Drugs
436(28)
Androgens
437(2)
Impotence Agents
439(1)
Estrogens
439(4)
Progestins
443(5)
Choice of Contraceptives
448(3)
Drugs for Labor and Delivery
451(4)
Other Gonadotropic Drugs
455(1)
Infertility Drugs
455(9)
Cardiovascular Drugs
464(34)
Cardiac Glycosides
465(2)
Antiarrhythmic Agents
467(6)
Antihypertensives
473(3)
Other Antihypertensives
476(3)
Coronary Vasodilators
479(3)
Antilipemic Agents
482(4)
Vasoconstrictors
486(1)
Anticoagulants
486(4)
Platelet Inhibitor Therapy
490(1)
Thrombolytic Agents
491(1)
Colony Stimulating Factors (CSFs)
492(6)
Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines
498(22)
Oxygen
498(1)
Respiratory Stimulants
499(1)
Bronchodilators
499(3)
Corticosteroids
502(1)
Asthma Prophylaxis
503(3)
Mucolytics and Expectorants
506(1)
Antitussives
507(2)
Antihistamines
509(2)
Decongestants
511(2)
Smoking Cessation Aids
513(7)
Drugs and Older Adults
520(15)
Cumulative Effects of Drugs
521(2)
Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
523(3)
Drugs That May Cause Mental Impairment
526(1)
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
526(2)
Polypharmacy
528(2)
References
530(5)
Summary 535(2)
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part I 537(6)
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part II 543(8)
Appendix: Use Caution -- Avoid Confusion 551(12)
Glossary 563


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