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Core Concepts in Pharmacology / Edition 2
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Core Concepts in Pharmacology / Edition 2

by Norman Holland, Michael Patrick Adams, Jeanine Brice, Michael Patrick Adams
 

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ISBN-10: 0131714732

ISBN-13: 9780131714731

Pub. Date: 04/17/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

An interdisciplinary exploration of pharmacology.

By its very nature, pharmacology is a challenging interdisciplinary subject that requires understanding concepts from a wide variety of the natural and applied sciences to predict drug action. For this reason, authors Holland, Adams, and Brice have organized Core Concepts in Pharmacology <

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An interdisciplinary exploration of pharmacology.

By its very nature, pharmacology is a challenging interdisciplinary subject that requires understanding concepts from a wide variety of the natural and applied sciences to predict drug action. For this reason, authors Holland, Adams, and Brice have organized Core Concepts in Pharmacology according to body systems and diseases, placing drugs in the context of their therapeutic use. This gives students easier access to the prerequisite anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology organized in the same chapter where the drugs are discussed.

The Fifth Edition continues its prototype approach of introducing, in detail, the one or two most representative drugs in each class. It also maintains a strong emphasis on safe, effective nursing care with a new chapter on preventing medication errors, features new Drug Focus boxes to cover emerging drugs, and includes many more new and updated features.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131714731
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/17/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Basic Concepts in Pharmacology


1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

2. Drug Classes, Schedules, and Categories

3. Principles of Drug Administration

4. What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered

5. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

6. Preventing Medication Errors

7. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacology

8. Substance Abuse

UNIT 2: The Nervous System


9. Drugs Affecting Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System

10. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

11. Drugs for Emotional, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders

12. Drugs for Psychoses

13. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases and Muscles

14. Drugs for Seizures

15. Drugs for Pain Management

16. Drugs for Anesthesia

UNIT 3: The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems


17. Drugs for Lipid Disorders

18. Drugs for Electrolyte and Acid-Base Imbalances

19. Drugs for Hypertension

20. Drugs for Heart Failure

21. Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke

22. Drugs for Shock and Anaphylaxis

23. Drugs for Dysrhythmias

24. Drugs for Coagulation and Hematologic Disorders

UNIT 4: The Immune System


25. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever

26. Drugs for Immune System Modulation

27. Drugs for Bacterial Infections

28. Drugs for Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Diseases

29. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 5: The Respiratory and Digestive Systems


30. Drugs for Respiratory Disorders

31. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders

32. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders and Obesity

UNIT 6: The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems


33. Drugs for Endocrine Disorders

34. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

35. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System

UNIT 7: The Skeletal System, Integumentary System, and Eyes and Ears


36. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders

37. Drugs for Skin Disorders

38. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

Appendix A: Complete Answers and Rationales to Review and Case Study Questions

Appendix B: Calculating Dosages

Guide to Special Features

Glossary

Index

Credits

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