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Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting



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CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTING, 5E provides a comprehensive introduction to pharmacology for medical assistants and other allied health professionals. Beginning with a mathematics review, math concepts are presented in a clear and concise manner with step-by-step explanations and many examples, followed by practice problems for immediate reinforcement. Once mastered, learn about adult and pediatric dosage calculations, as well as current and commonly used practices, procedures, medications, and drug preparations in today's medical office.

Table of Contents

Mathematics and Dosage Calculations
Numerals and Fractions
Decimal Fractions
Ratio and Proportion
The Metric System
Calculating Adult Dosages: Oral and Parenteral Forms
Calculating Children's Dosages
Introduction to Pharmacology
Drug Sources, Schedules, and Dosages
Forms of Drugs and How They Act
The Medication Order
Medication Administration Essentials
Administration of Nonparenteral Medications
Parenteral Equipment and Supplies
Administration of Parenteral Medications
Allergy: An Overview
Medications, Supplements, and Drug Abuse
Antibiotic Agents
Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Vitamins and Minerals
Psychotropic Agents
Substance Abuse
Effects of Medications on Body SYSTEMs
Medications Used for Musculoskeletal System Disorders
Medications Used for Gastrointestinal System Disorders
Medications Used for Cardiovascular System Disorders
Medications that Affect the Respiratory System
Diuretics and Medications Used for Urinary System Disorders
Medications Used in Treatment of Endocrine Disorders
Medications that Affect the Nervous System
Medications that Affect the Reproductive System
Color Photo Quick Reference Drug Guide
Helpful Resources
Performance Checklists
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