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Pharmacology for Technicians

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ISBN-10: 0763800961

ISBN-13: 9780763800963

Edition: 1999

Authors: Don A. Ballington, Mary M. Laughlin

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This text for a pharmacology course for students in a pharmacy technician program focuses on drug classes and mechanisms of action in ordr to explain why certain drugs are prescribed for particular disease states. This second edition offers updated discussion of drug actions and interactions, and expanded treatment of generic drugs, the drug approval process, and pharmacokinetics. Internet research exercises are also new to this edition. Ballington is program coordinator for the pharmacy technician training program at Midlands Technical College (Columbia, South Carolina); Laughlin is affiliated with the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee and the U. of Tennessee. Annotation…    
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List price: $44.25
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 470
Language: English

Prefacep. xi
The Science of Pharmacologyp. 1
The Evolution of Medicinal Drugsp. 3
The History of Medicinal Drugsp. 3
Present-Day Pharmacology Practicep. 6
Drug Legislation and Regulationp. 8
Drug Testing and Approvalp. 10
FDA Food Health Claimsp. 13
Chapter Summaryp. 14
Chapter Reviewp. 15
Introduction to Pharmacologyp. 19
Receptorsp. 19
Mechanisms of Drug Actionp. 20
Pharmacokineticsp. 20
Drug Effectsp. 25
Chapter Summaryp. 28
Chapter Reviewp. 29
Administration of Pharmacologic Agentsp. 33
The Drug Prescriptionp. 33
Five "Rights" for Correct Drug Administrationp. 35
Dosage Forms and Routes of Administrationp. 36
Factors that Influence Drug Effectsp. 39
Teaching Patients to Manage Their Medicationsp. 44
Natural Chemicals that Affect Drug Action and Responsep. 45
Chapter Summaryp. 50
Chapter Reviewp. 52
Anti-Infectives and Drugs for the Common Coldp. 55
Antibioticsp. 57
Fighting Bacterial Infectionsp. 57
Classes of Antibioticsp. 60
Miscellaneous Antibioticsp. 70
Chapter Summaryp. 73
Drug Summaryp. 77
Chapter Reviewp. 79
Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungalsp. 83
Viruses and Their Characteristicsp. 83
Antiretroviralsp. 88
Fungi and Their Characteristicsp. 93
Chapter Summaryp. 97
Drug Summaryp. 99
Chapter Reviewp. 100
Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorantsp. 103
Antihistaminesp. 103
Decongestantsp. 105
Antitussivesp. 107
Expectorantsp. 109
Chapter Summaryp. 110
Drug Summaryp. 111
Chapter Reviewp. 112
Narcotic Pain Relievers and Other Nervous System Drugsp. 115
Anesthetics, Analgesics, and Narcoticsp. 117
The Nervous Systemp. 117
Anethesiap. 119
Pain Managementp. 127
Migraine Headachesp. 133
Chapter Summaryp. 137
Drug Summaryp. 139
Chapter Reviewp. 141
Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Antianxiety Agentsp. 145
Antidepressantsp. 145
Antipsychoticsp. 151
Antianxiety Agentsp. 153
Alchoholismp. 159
Chapter Summaryp. 162
Drug Summaryp. 164
Chapter Reviewp. 166
Anticonvulsants and Drugs to Treat Other CNS Disordersp. 169
Epilepsyp. 169
Anti-Parkinson Agentsp. 177
Other CNS Disordersp. 180
Chapter Summaryp. 186
Drug Summaryp. 187
Chapter Reviewp. 188
Respiratory, GI, Renal, and Cardiac Drugsp. 191
Respiratory Drugsp. 193
Asthmap. 193
Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitisp. 201
Other Lung Diseasesp. 203
Smoking Cessationp. 207
Chapter Summaryp. 210
Drug Summaryp. 212
Chapter Reviewp. 213
Gastrointestinal Drugsp. 217
Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal Systemp. 217
Gastrointestinal Diseasesp. 218
Antidiarrhealsp. 226
Fiber, GI Diseases, and Constipationp. 227
Antiemeticsp. 231
Obesityp. 233
Pharmacologic Treatment of Parasitesp. 236
Chapter Summaryp. 239
Drug Summaryp. 241
Chapter Reviewp. 243
Urinary System Drugsp. 247
Renal Function and Diseasep. 247
Drugs for the Urinary Tractp. 251
Diureticsp. 255
Chapter Summaryp. 259
Drug Summaryp. 260
Chapter Reviewp. 261
Cardiovascular Drugsp. 267
Heart Diseasep. 267
Antiarrhythmicsp. 268
Drugs for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)p. 274
Myocardial Infarction (MI)p. 277
Angina Pectorisp. 278
Hypertensionp. 281
Anticoagulants and Antiplateletsp. 287
Strokep. 291
Hyperlipidemiap. 294
Chapter Summaryp. 299
Drug Summaryp. 303
Chapter Reviewp. 305
Nonnarcotic Analgesics, Muscle Relaxants, Hormones, and Topicalsp. 309
Muscle Relaxants, Nonnarcotic Analgesics, and Drugs for Arthritisp. 311
Muscle Relaxantsp. 311
Digestive Therapy for Herniated Discp. 313
Nonnarcotic Analgesicsp. 313
Drugs for Arthritis and Related Disordersp. 317
Chapter Summaryp. 325
Drug Summaryp. 328
Chapter Reviewp. 329
Hormonesp. 333
Thyroid Hormonesp. 333
Adrenal Sex Hormones and Male Impotencep. 336
Female Hormonesp. 339
Drugs for Bone Diseasesp. 344
Drugs for Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 346
Corticosteroidsp. 350
Hypoglycemic Agentsp. 352
Growth Hormonep. 359
Chapter Summaryp. 361
Drug Summaryp. 364
Chapter Reviewp. 366
Topicals, Opthalmics, and Oticsp. 371
Structure and Function of Skinp. 371
Disorders of the Skin and Agents to Treat Themp. 372
Opthalmicsp. 385
Oticsp. 388
Chapter Summaryp. 390
Drug Summaryp. 392
Chapter Reviewp. 394
Chemotherapy, Herbs, and Miscellaneous Drugsp. 397
Recombinant Drugs and Chemotherapyp. 399
Recombinant DNAp. 399
Immune Systemp. 406
Neoplastic Disease (Cancer)p. 413
Chapter Summaryp. 421
Drug Summaryp. 423
Chapter Reviewp. 425
Vitamins, Nutritional Supplements, Natural Supplements, Antidotes, and CODE Blue Emergenciesp. 429
Total Parenteral Nutritionp. 429
Vitamins, Fluid Levels, and Electrolytesp. 434
Natural Supplementsp. 439
Poisons and Antidotesp. 442
CODE Blue Emergenciesp. 446
Chapter Summaryp. 450
Drug Summaryp. 452
Chapter Reviewp. 454
Equivalent Measures and Conversionsp. 457
Abbreviationsp. 459
Lab Valuesp. 461
Indexp. 463
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