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Pharmacology: An Introduction 5/e (Revised),9780073122755

Pharmacology: An Introduction 5/e (Revised)

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9780073122755

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0073122750
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Pub. Date:
8/13/2004
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Career Education
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Summary

This text, formerlyBasic Pharmacology, provides a basic understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on drug therapy and drug interaction. In each section, a review of pertinent physiology and related diseases precedes the presentation of the pharmacology of the drugs. The major theme of the fifth edition is to concentrate on core facts and present the clinical aspects of pharmacology as it relates to patient care. This text includes a chapter on drugs and the geriatric patient; information on nutrition and vitamins with explanations of drugs and food interactions; more thorough math review; new material on patient education; and Internet activities.

Author Biography

Henry Hitner, Ph.D.: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania Barbara Nagle, Ph.D.: III Associates Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Part I General Concepts

1 Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Biological Factors Affecting the Action of Drugs

3 Geriatric Pharmacology

4 Math Review and Dosage Calculations

Part II Pharmacology of the Peripheral Nervous System

5 Autonomic Nervous System

6 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System

7 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System

8 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Ganglia

9 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

10 Local Anesthetics

Part III Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

11 Introduction to the Central Nervous System

12 Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol

13 Antipsychotic and Antianxiety Drugs

14 Antidepressants, Psychomotor Stimulants, and Lithium

15 Psychotomimetic Drugs of Abuse

16 Antiepileptic Drugs

17 Antiparkinson Drugs

18 General Anesthetics

19 Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics

20 Nonnarcotic Analgesics Anti-inflammatory, and Antigout Drugs

Part IV Pharmacology of the Heart

21 Cardiac Glycosides and the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

23 Antianginal Drugs

Part V Pharmacology of the Vascular and Renal Systems

24 Diuretics

25 Antihypertensive Drugs

26 Anticoagulants and Coagulants

27 Nutrition and Therapy

28 Hypolipidemic Drugs

29 Antianemics

Part VI Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System

30 Antiallergic and Antihistaminic Drugs

31 Bronchodilator Drugs and the Treatment of Asthma

Part VII Pharmacology of the GI Tract

32 Therapy of Gastrointestinal Disorders: GERD, Ulcers, and Vomiting

33 Agents that Affect Intestinal Motility

Part VIII Pharmacology of the Endocrine System

34 Introduction to the Endocrine System

35 Introduction to the Endocrine System & Adrenal Steroids

36 Gonadal Hormones and the Oral Contraceptives

37 Drugs Affecting the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Bone Degeneration

38 Pancreatic Hormones and Antidiabetic Drugs

39 Posterior Pituitary Hormones and Drugs Affecting Uterine Muscle

Part IX Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases

40 Antibacterial Agents

42 Antifungal and Antiviral (AIDS) Drugs

43 Antiprotozoal and Anthelmintic Drugs

44 Antiseptics and Disinfectants

Part X Antineoplastics and Drugs Affecting the Immune System

45 Antineoplastic Agents

46 Immunopharmacology



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