Practical Pharmacology for the Pharmacy Technician

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-28
  • Publisher: LWW

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This pharmacology textbook is written specifically to meet the needs of pharmacy technician students and practicing pharmacy technicians. It will be unique in the market for its intuitive organization of units by body system and focus on drug classes, instead of individual drugs.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Pharmacologyp. 1
Pharmacology and Pharmacy: Past, Present, and Futurep. 2
Drug Therapy and Pharmacodynamics: The Mechanics of Drug Actionp. 13
Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Excretion of Drugsp. 27
Drugs Affecting the Nervous Systemp. 41
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous Systemp. 42
The Autonomic Nervous System: Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonistsp. 58
The Autonomic Nervous System: Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonistsp. 79
Anesthetic Agentsp. 97
Central Nervous System Depressants: The Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugsp. 111
Central Nervous System Depressants: The Opioid Analgesics and Antagonistsp. 128
Central Nervous System Stimulants and Hallucinogensp. 144
Antidepressantsp. 158
The Antipsychotic Drugsp. 173
Drugs Used to Treat Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, and Migrainesp. 185
Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular Systemp. 203
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 204
Antiarrhythmic Drugsp. 217
Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure and Angina Pectorisp. 235
Treatment of Hypertensionp. 254
Drugs Affecting the Bloodp. 273
Drugs Affecting the Respiratory, Urinary, Gastrointestinal, and Musculoskeletal Systemsp. 301
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory, Urinary, Gastrointestinal, and Musculoskeletal Systemsp. 302
Drugs Affecting the Respiratory Systemp. 329
Diuretics and Other Drugs Affecting the Urinary Systemp. 350
Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disordersp. 366
Drugs Used to Treat Musculoskeletal Disordersp. 391
Drugs Affecting the Endocrine Systemp. 417
Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine Systemp. 418
Hypothalamic, Pituitary, and Thyroid Hormonesp. 431
Insulin and Other Drugs for Diabetesp. 444
The Steroid Hormonesp. 464
Antimicrobialsp. 483
The Immune System, Infectious Disease, and the Principles of Antimicrobial Therapyp. 484
Antibiotics: Cell Wall and Protein Synthesis Inhibitorsp. 496
Antibacterials: Sulfonamides, Quinolones, Urinary Antiseptics, and Antitubercularsp. 522
Drug Treatment of Fungal and Parasitic Infectionsp. 539
Antiviral Drugs and Vaccinesp. 561
Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapiesp. 587
Cancer Chemotherapyp. 588
Fluids, Nutrients, and Electrolytesp. 612
Antidotes and Antiveninsp. 632
Answers to Case Studiesp. 645
Auxiliary Prescription Labelsp. 653
Error-Prone Drug Names and Abbreviationsp. 655
Glossaryp. 669
Indexp. 697
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