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Core Concepts in Pharmacology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-01-06
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Core Concepts in Pharmacology, Fourth Edition, presents pharmacology from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make drug therapy understandable.  

  • Focuses on core information to concisely communicate the most important pharmacologic information.
  • Takes a prototype approach to drug therapy, covering one or two most representative drugs in each classification.

NOTE: This is the standalone book.

Table of Contents


Basic Concepts in Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

2. Drug Classes, Schedules, and Categories

3. Methods of Drug Administration

4. What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered

5. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

6. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacology

7. Substance Abuse



The Nervous System

8. Drugs Affecting Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System

9. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

10. Drugs for Emotional, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders

11. Drugs for Psychoses

12. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases and Muscles

13. Drugs for Seizures

14. Drugs for Pain Management

15. Drugs for Anesthesia



The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems

16. Drugs for Lipid Disorders

17.Diuretics and Drugs for Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders

18. Drugs for Hypertension

19. Drugs for Heart Failure

20. Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke

21. Drugs for Shock and Anaphylaxis

22. Drugs for Dysrhythmias

23. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders



The Immune System

24. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever

25. Drugs for Immune System Modulation

26. Drugs for Bacterial Infections

27. Drugs for Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Diseases

28. Drugs for Neoplasia



The Respiratory and Digestive Systems

29. Drugs for Respiratory Disorders

30. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders

31. Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements



The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

32. Drugs for Endocrine Disorders

33. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

34. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System



The Skeletal System, Integumentary System, and Eyes and Ears

35. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders

36. Drugs for Skin Disorders

37. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders



A: References

B: B rief Answers to NCLEX-PN® and Case Study Questions

C: Calculating Dosages

D: ISMP’s List of Error-Prone Abbreviation, Symbols, and Dose Designations

E: ISMP’s List of High-Alert Medications



Appendix F (Complete Answers and Rationales for NCLEX-PN® Review and Case Study Questions) and the Glossary appear on the related website.

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