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Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient's health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you're concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care. An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice.Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics.The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks.The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study.Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage.Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations.Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions.New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs.A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations.An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications.Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.

Table of Contents

Principles of Pharmacology
Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action
Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Fate of Drugs
Pharmacotherapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics NEW!
Pharmacology of Specific Drug Groups
Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Blocking Drugs
Cholinergic Drugs
Antimuscarinic Drugs
Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors
Introduction to Central Nervous System Drugs
Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs
Sedative-Hypnotics, Antianxiety Drugs, and Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants
Antiparkinson Drugs
Local Anesthetics
Principles of General Anesthesia
Agents Used in General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation and Conscious Sedation
Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs
Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
Nonopioid Analgesics, Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs, and Antirheumatic and Antigout Drugs
Histamine and Histamine Antagonists
Drugs Affecting Serotonin, Antimigraine Drugs, and Drugs for Other Pain Syndromes
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Cardiac Glycosides and Other Drugs Used in Heart Failure
Antianginal Drugs
Diuretic Drugs
Antihypertensive Drugs
Lipid-Lowering Drugs
Antianemic and Hematopoietic Stimulating Drugs
Procoagulant, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Drugs
Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Pharmacology
Adrenal Corticosteroids
Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics and Glucagon
Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development
Principles of Antibiotic Therapy
Antibacterial and Antibiotic Drugs
Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
Antineoplastic Drugs
Aliphatic Alcohols
Anticaries Agents
Antiplaque/Antigingivitis Agents
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Analgesic Use for Effective Pain Control
Management of Fear and Anxiety
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy
Drugs of Abuse
Geriatric Pharmacology
Drugs for Medical Emergencies
Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations
Alternative Medicine in Dentistry
Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry
Glossary of Abbreviations
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