Clinical Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 3

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Overview

Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this book provides complete and clear explanations of how drugs act and interact in the treatment of disease. Focusing on mechanisms of drug action, the book details specific drugs by pharmacologic class for all body systems as well as drugs for pain, psychiatric disorders, infection, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and cancer. Potentially dangerous drug and drug-herb interactions are highlighted. This thoroughly updated edition covers the newest drugs in each pharmacologic class and includes information on obesity drugs, a new chapter on genitourinary system drugs, a new medication safety feature, and a new appendix on common herbal preparations and their drug interactions.

The updated and revised Second Edition of this thorough reference explains in simple terms how drugs act and interact in the treatment of disease. Focusing on the mechanisms of drug action, the book details specific drugs by pharmacologic class for all body systems. Drugs for pain, psychiatric disorders, infection, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and cancer are included. Potentially harmful drug and drug-herb interactions are also covered extensively. Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, the book features abundant illustrations, eye-catching icons, quick quizzes, memory joggers, and spirited cartoons that make learning fun. New to this edition: updated coverage of existing drugs and detailed coverage of new drugs; an expanded section on pain medications; a quick-reference chart of medications for skin disorders; and vaccines, toxoids, and other agents of both active and passive immunity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781789387
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 349,935
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of clinical pharmacology

Chapter 2: Autonomic nervous system drugs

Chapter 3: Neurologic and neuromuscular drugs

Chapter 4: Pain medications

Chapter 5: Cardiovascular drugs

Chapter 6: Hematologic drugs

Chapter 7: Respiratory drugs

Chapter 8: Gastrointestinal drugs

Chapter 9: Anti-infective drugs

Chapter 10: Anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-allergy drugs, and immunosuppressants

Chapter 11: Psychotropic drugs

Chapter 12: Endocrine drugs

Chapter 13: Drugs for fluid and electrolyte balance

Chapter 14: Cancer drugs

Appendices

  • Common herbal preparations and their drug interactions
  • Other major drugs
  • Toxic herbs
  • Topical steroids for skin disorders
  • Vaccines and antidotes for biological and chemical weapons


Index
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