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LWW's Foundations in Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians is the essential resource for pharmacy technician students and practitioners. The most relevant and focused book on the market, it has been developed specifically for pharmacy technician programs and working professionals. Comprehensive yet concise, avoiding fluff or filler, the text is the right depth, the right length, the right choice. Pharmacy technicians who learn their pharmacology with this book will be knowledgeable, confident, and prepared for professional success. The text includes a comprehensive supplement package with an electronic Quiz Bank and full text online. Pharmacy technician program instructors can access PowerPoint presentations, an Image Bank, and a Brownstone Test Generator online at thePoint.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY Pharmacology Basics Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics Pharmacotherapeutics Drug Interactions Adverse Drug Reactions Chapter 2: AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS Cholinergic Drugs Cholinergic Blocking Drugs Adrenergic Drugs Adrenergic Blocking Drugs Chapter 3: NEUROLOGIC AND NEUROMUSCULAR DRUGS Skeletal Muscle Relaxants Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs Antiparkinsonian Drugs Anticonvulsant Drugs Antimigraine Drugs Chapter 4: DRUGS FOR PAIN, FEVER, AND INFLAMMATION Nonopioid Analgesics, Antipyretics, and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Opioid Agonist and Antagonist Drugs Anesthetic Drugs Chapter 5: CARDIOVASCULAR DRUGS The Cardiovascular System Inotropics Antiarrhythmic Drugs Antianginal Drugs Antihypertensive Drugs Diuretic Drugs Antilipemic Drugs Chapter 6: HEMATOLOGIC DRUGS Hematinic Drugs Anticoagulant Drugs Thrombolytic Drugs Chapter 7: RESPIRATORY DRUGS The Respiratory System and Disorders Drugs and the Respiratory System Beta2-Adrenergic Agonists Anticholinergics Corticosteroids Leukotriene Modifiers Mast Cell Stabilizers Methylxanthines Mucolytic and Expectorant Drugs Antitussives Decongestants Chapter 8: GASTROINTESTINAL DRUGS Antiulcer Drugs Adsorbent, Antiflatulent, and Digestive Drugs Antidiarrheal Drugs Laxative Drugs Antiemetic and Emetic Drugs Chapter 9: ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUGS Selecting an Antimicrobial Drug Antibacterial Drugs Antiviral Drugs Antitubercular Drugs Antifungal Drugs Chapter 10: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-ALLERGY, AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT DRUGS Antihistamines Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists Mast Cell Stabilizers Miscellaneous Anti-Allergy Agents Corticosteroids Other Immunosuppressants Uricosurics and Other Antigout Drugs Chapter 11: PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS Sedative and Hypnotic Drugs Antianxiety Drugs Antidepressant and Mood Stabilizer Drugs Antipsychotic Drugs Stimulants Chapter 12: ENDOCRINE DRUGS Antidiabetic Drugs and Glucagon Estrogens Progestins Pituitary Drugs Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs Chapter 13: DRUGS FOR FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE Electrolyte Replacing Drugs Alkalinizing and Acidifying Drugs Chapter 14: ANTINEOPLASTIC DRUGS Alkylating Drugs Appendix: Answers to Quick Quiz Questions Index