Core Concepts in Pharmacology / Edition 1

Core Concepts in Pharmacology / Edition 1

by Michael Adams, Norman Holland, Michael Patrick Adams
     
 

Prediction of drug action requires a thorough knowledge of both natural and applied sciences, making pharmacology one of the most challenging subjects for those embarking on careers in the health sciences. Assuming no prior knowledge, Core Concepts in Pharmacology presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective drawing upon core concepts of

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Overview

Prediction of drug action requires a thorough knowledge of both natural and applied sciences, making pharmacology one of the most challenging subjects for those embarking on careers in the health sciences. Assuming no prior knowledge, Core Concepts in Pharmacology presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective drawing upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make drug therapy understandable. An essential book for anyone entering into an allied health occupation, it is appropriate for a stand-alone course or as a resource for anyone looking for a refresher.

Features Include:

  • A FREE CD-ROM containing an interactive mathematics program, as well as animations of drug action
  • A FREE Companion Website containing additional review questions, links to pharmacology resources, and a test bank
  • Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter
  • Concept Reviews and Client Teaching boxes throughout each chapter reinforce difficult concepts
  • Chapter-ending review questions allow for critical thinking and review
  • A prototype approach to drug therapy with the most common described in detail and the remaining highlighted in a grid that shows the similarities and differences
  • Mechanism in Action feature shows life-like illustrations of drug action within the body for all prototype drugs - animated versions on the CD-ROM
  • Numerous diagrams and line art for visual learning
  • On the Job feature that discuss how pharmacology is applied the health occupations
  • Alternative and herbal therapies in each drug chapter

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130893291
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to pharmacology : drug regulation and approval2
Ch. 2Drug classes, schedules, and categories14
Ch. 3Methods of drug administration24
Ch. 4What happens after a drug has been administered48
Ch. 5Herbs and dietary supplements59
Ch. 6Substance abuse70
Ch. 7Drugs affecting functions of the autonomic nervous system86
Ch. 8Drugs for anxiety and insomnia107
Ch. 9Drugs for emotional and mood disorders124
Ch. 10Drugs for psychoses and degenerative diseases of the nervous system148
Ch. 11Drugs for seizures174
Ch. 12Drugs for pain control192
Ch. 13Drugs for anesthesia215
Ch. 14Drugs for coagulation disorders234
Ch. 15Drugs for hypertension251
Ch. 16Drugs for heart failure277
Ch. 17Drugs for dysrhythmias295
Ch. 18Drugs for angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular accident313
Ch. 19Drugs for shock and anaphylaxis333
Ch. 20Drugs for lipid disorders347
Ch. 21Drugs for inflammation, allergies, and immune disorders364
Ch. 22Drugs for bacterial infections393
Ch. 23Drugs for fungal, viral, and parasitic diseases421
Ch. 24Drugs for neoplasia442
Ch. 25Drugs for pulmonary disorders468
Ch. 26Drugs for gastrointestinal disorders486
Ch. 27Vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements510
Ch. 28Drugs for fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte disorders524
Ch. 29Drugs for endocrine disorders544
Ch. 30Drugs for disorders and conditions of the reproductive system572
Ch. 31Drugs for muscle, bone, and joint disorders596
Ch. 32Drugs for skin disorders622
Ch. 33Drugs for eye and ear disorders640

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