Pharmacology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0073122750
ISBN-13: 9780073122755
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This text, formerly Basic 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

This text, formerly Basic 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.

Pharmacology: An Introduction
Biological Factors Affecting the Action of Drugs
Geriatric Pharmacology
Math Review and Dosage Calculations
Autonomic Nervous System
Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System
Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Ganglia
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Local Anesthetics
Introduction to the Central Nervous System
Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol
Antipsychotic and Antianxiety Drugs
Antidepressants, Psychomotor Stimulants, and Lithium
Psychotomimetic Drugs of Abuse
Antiepileptic Drugs
Antiparkinson Drugs
General Anesthetics
Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics
Analgesics Nonopioid, Antiinflammatory, and Antigout Drugs
Cardiac Physiology and Pathology
Cardiac Glycosides and the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Antianginal Drugs
Diuretics
Antihypertensive Drugs
Anticoagulants and Coagulants
Nutrition and Therapy
Hypolipidemic Drugs
Antianemics
Antiallergic and Antihistaminic Drugs
Bronchodilator Drugs and the Treatment of Asthma
Therapy of Gastrointestinal Disorders: GERD, Ulcers, and Vomiting
Agents That Affect Intestinal Motility
Introduction to the Endocrine System
Adrenal Steroids
Gonadal Hormones and the Oral Contraceptives
Drugs Affecting the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Bone Degeneration
Pancreatic Hormones and Antidiabetic Drugs
Posterior Pituitary Hormones and Drugs Affecting Uterine Muscle
Antibacterial Agents
Antifungal and Antiviral (AIDS) Drugs
Antiprotozoal and Anthelmintic Drugs
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunopharmacology

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