Pharmacology for Massage Therapy / Edition 2

Pharmacology for Massage Therapy / Edition 2

by Jean M. Wible
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0781747988

ISBN-13: 9780781747981

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781747981
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pharmacology and Massage Therapy

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology

Chapter 3: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs

Chapter 4: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Drugs

Chapter 5: Pain Medications

Chapter 6: Cardiovascular Drugs

Chapter 7: Hematologic Drugs

Chapter 8: Respiratory Drugs

Chapter 9: Gastrointestinal Drugs

Chapter 10: Anti-Infective Drugs

Chapter 11: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Anti-Allergy Drugs, and Immunosuppressants

Chapter 12: Psychiatric Drugs

Chapter 13: Endocrine Drugs

Chapter 14: Drugs for Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Chapter 15: Cancer Drugs

Chapter 16: Herbs, Supplements, and Alternative Medicine

Appendix A: Case Studies

Appendix B: Medication Assessment Form for Massage Therapy

Appendix C: Answers to Quick Questions

Glossary

Index

Drug Index

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