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  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    Pharmaceutical Calculations


The gold standard textbook in its area for over sixty years, Pharmaceutical Calculations is now in its Thirteenth Edition. Every chapter has been revised and updated to reflect the basic calculations applicable to the contemporary practice of pharmacy.The thirteenth edition of Pharmaceutical Calculations represents a thorough update of this textbook which for over six decades has met the needs of students in this important subject area. One of the most apparent changes in this edition is the inclusion of learning objectives for each chapter. The intent is not only to define the purpose and direct the student's focus but also to provide a basis for self-assessment following completion. Another important addition, appearing in the Introduction, presents a step-wise approach in solving calculations problems which should prove beneficial to students toward understanding and building confidence.

Table of Contents

Introduction Scope of Pharmaceutical Calculations

  • 1 Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • 2 International System of Units
  • 3 Pharmaceutical Measurement
  • 4 Interpretation of Prescriptions and Medication Orders
  • 5 Density, Specific Gravity, and Specific Volume
  • 6 Percentage, Ratio Strength, and Other Expressions of Concentration
  • 7 Calculation of Doses: General Considerations
  • 8 Calculation of Doses: Patient Parameters
  • 9 Some Calculations Involving "Units," "g/mg," and Other Measures of Potency
  • 10 Selected Clinical Calculations
  • 11 Isotonic and Buffer Solutions
  • 12 Electrolyte Solutions: Milliequivalents, Millimoles, and Milliosmoles
  • 13 Intravenous Infusions, Parenteral Admixtures, and Rate-of-Flow Calculations
  • 14 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Body Mass Index, and the Food Nutrition Label
  • 15 Dilution, Concentration, and Alligation
  • 16 Reducing and Enlarging Formulas
  • 17 Selected Calculations in Contemporary Compounding
  • 18 Selected Calculations Involving Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
  • 19 Selected Calculations Associated with Plant Extractives
  • 20 Calculation of Active Drug Moiety
  • 21 Selected Calculations Involving Radiopharmaceuticals
  • 22 Selected Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetic Calculations
  • 23 Selected Pharmacoeconomic Calculations
  • Appendix A Common Systems of Measurement and Intersystem Conversion

    Appendix B Graphical Methods

    Appendix C Basic Statistical

    Appendix D Glossary of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems


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