Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals

ISBN-10: 0135145708
ISBN-13: 9780135145708
Edition: 4th 2010
Authors: Susan M. Turley
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Book details

List price: $102.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 648
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

The purpose of this book is to provide a framework of knowledge to help readers recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs, understand therapeutic drug actions and the rationale for using drugs to treat disease, understand why side effects, allergic effects, and other effects of drugs occur, discern between sound-alike drugs, and explore clinical applications and current healthcare issues relating to pharmacology. By providing this foundation of knowledge,Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals will help health professionals deal with drugs currently on the market and also with the myriad of new drugs that are approved each year.Excellent resource for the healthcare professional!

Pharmacology: Understanding the Past History, Present Uses, and Future of Drugs
Introduction to Pharmacology and the History of Drugs
Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing
Drug Forms and Routes of Administration
Steps in the Drug Cycle
Using Drugs Therapeutically
The Prescription
Pharmacology: Understanding Drugs by Body System Categories
Urinary Drugs
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Musculoskeletal Drugs
Pulmonary Drugs
Cardiovascular Drugs
Hematologic Drugs
Gynecologic/Obstetric Drugs
Endocrine Drugs
Neurologic Drugs
Psychiatric Drugs
Dermatologic Drugs
Ophthalmic Drugs
Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Drugs
Pharmacology: Understanding Other Drug Categories
Anti-Infective Drugs
Chemotherapy Drugs
Analgesic Drugs
Anesthetic Drugs
Emergency Drugs, Intravenous Fluids, and Blood Products
Appendices
25 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs
New Drugs Approved by the FDA
Common Drugs No Longer on the Market
Sound-Alike Drug Names
Glossary of Key Words with Definitions
Glossary of Abbreviations and Symbols with Definitions
Drug References

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