9780781752848

Pharmacology for Health Professionals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780781752848

  • ISBN10:

    0781752841

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/22/2005
  • Publisher: LWW
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Summary

This text is designed for a one-semester course for health professions students who will not administer drugs but need a foundation in pharmacology. Organized by body system, the text explains the basics of clinical pharmacology and the actions, indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and interactions of drug classes. Full-color illustrations highlight and explain important concepts and techniques. Information on specific drugs is presented in bulleted lists, boxes, and tables. Chapters include key terms, key points, Website activities, case studies, review questions, and critical thinking exercises based on real-life patient care situations. A bonus CD-ROM contains additional learning activities. An Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM includes a test generator and PowerPoint slides.

Table of Contents

UNIT I Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology
General Principles of Pharmacology
1(18)
The Administration of Drugs
19(11)
Patient and Family Teaching
30(7)
UNIT II Drugs That Affect the Neurologic System
Adrenergic and Cholinergic Drugs
37(26)
Psychiatric Drugs
63(29)
Central Nervous System Stimulants, Anticonvulsants, and Antiparkinsonism Drugs
92(25)
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
117(7)
Antiemetic and Antivertigo Drugs
124(8)
Anesthetic Drugs
132(8)
Analgesics and Antagonists
140(29)
UNIT III Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System
Antihistamines and Decongestants
169(8)
Bronchodilators and Antiasthma Drugs
177(14)
Antitussives, Mucolytics, and Expectorants
191(8)
UNIT IV Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
Drugs for Heart Conditions: Cardiotonic, Miscellaneous Inotropic, and Antiarrhythmic Drugs
199(18)
Antianginal and Peripheral Vasodilating Drugs
217(13)
Antihypertensives Drugs
230(14)
Antihyperlipidemic Drugs
244(11)
Anticoagulant, Thrombolytic, and Antianemia Drugs
255(20)
UNIT V Drugs That Affect the Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems
Diuretics
275(14)
Urinary Anti-Infectives and Miscellaneous Urinary Drugs
289(10)
Drugs That Affect the Gastrointestinal System
299(24)
UNIT VI Drugs That Affect the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
Antidiabetic Drugs
323(16)
Hormones and Related Drugs
339(43)
Drugs Acting on the Uterus
382(7)
UNIT VII Drugs that Affect the Immune System
Antibacterial Drugs
389(44)
Other Anti-Infective Drugs
433(27)
Immunologic Agents
460(15)
Antineoplastic Drugs
475(20)
UNIT VIII Drugs that Affect Other Body Systems
Drugs that Affect the Musculoskeletal System
495(15)
Topical Drugs Used in the Treatment of Skin Disorders
510(16)
Otic and Ophthalmic Preparations
526(16)
Fluids and Electrolytes
542(36)
Appendices
A Answers to Case Study Questions and Review Questions
555(3)
B Abbreviations
558(3)
C Glossary
561(11)
D MedWatch
572(2)
E Drugs and Health Care Information Sources on the World Wide Web
574(1)
F Select Herbs and Natural Products Used for Medicinal Purposes
575(3)
Index 578

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