Pharmacology for Massage Therapy

ISBN-10: 0781747988
ISBN-13: 9780781747981
Edition: 2005
Authors: Jean M. Wible
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 9/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Written specifically for massage therapists, this excellent text makes the basics of pharmacology easy to understand. It explains the biochemical and physical effects and actions of a wide variety of drug classes, explores how they move throughout the body, and addresses the use of drugs to prevent and treat diseases. This cutting-edge text also introduces a deductive reasoning process that can be used to develop safe individualized bodywork protocols for clients receiving drug therapy. Readers will learn a practical method for assessing the effects of drug therapies on their clients and the implications for massage therapy.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Reviewers
Pharmacology and Massage Therapy
Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
Neurologic and Neuromuscular Drugs
Pain Medications
Cardiovascular Drugs
Hematologic Drugs
Respiratory Drugs
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Anti-Infective Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Anti-Allergy Drugs, and Immunosuppressants
Psychiatric Drugs
Endocrine Drugs
Drugs for Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Cancer Drugs
Herbs, Supplements, and Alternative Medicine
Case Studies
Medication Assessment Form for Massage Therapy
Answers to Quick Quizzes
Glossary
Index
Drug Index

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