Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

ISBN-10: 0323065589
ISBN-13: 9780323065580
Edition: 6th 2011
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Book details

List price: $88.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Easy to read and easy to follow, this practical text provides an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology. It covers the most common drugs that you will encounter in clinical practice -the drugs a patient may already be taking and the drugs prescribed by the dentist. A logical and consistent organization makes it easy to look up drug group indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages. Ensure patient safety with this essential reference! Drug interactions are emphasized, with explanations of why specific drugs may or may not be appropriate for use in a dental treatment plan.Note boxes highlight important concepts, indications, contraindications, memory tools, warnings, and more.Chapter review questions help you assess your understanding.Informative appendixes make it easy to look up need-to-know information.A new Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders chapter summarizes prevention and treatment of dental caries, gingivitis, and tooth hypersensitivity.A new Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements chapter relates this fast-growing area to dental hygiene.New Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes show how principles of pharmacology apply specifically to dental hygienists.Additional illustrations and tables simplify difficult concepts, including topics such as receptors and metabolism.A new full-color insert illustrates examples of many common oral pathological conditions.

General Principles
Information, Sources, Regulatory Agencies, Drug Legislation, and Prescription Writing
Drug Action and Handling
Adverse Reactions
Drugs Used in Dentistry
Autonomic Drugs
Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics
Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists
Antiinfective Agents
Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
Local Anesthetics
General Anesthetics
Antianxiety Agents
Vitamins and Minerals
Oral Conditions and Their Treatment
Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders NEW!
Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment
Cardiovascular Drugs
Anticonvulsants
Psychotherapeutic Agents
Autocoids and Antihistamines
Adrenocorticosteroids
Other Hormones
Antineoplastic Drugs
Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Drugs
Special Situations
Emergency Drugs
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
Drug Abuse
Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements NEW!
Appendixes
Top 200 Drugs
Medical Acronyms
Medical Terminology
What If.
Oral Manifestations: Xerostomia and Taste Changes
Children's Dose Calculations
Glossary
Drug Index
Index

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