Focus on Pharmacology: Essentials for Health Professionals / Edition 1

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A book in pharmacology which finally distinctly meets the needs of the allied health professional. The focused teach-and-test approach of this book provides readers with the perfect blend of concise content and an enjoyable—even fun—learning process. Pharmacology and fun have never been joined in the same sentence—until now! Uniquely designed to use a focused approach to learning pharmacology, the introductory chapters lay the groundwork for learning this topic by explaining the history of pharmacology, discussing the legal and ethical principles involved, illustrating drug administration techniques, reviewing math, and explaining drug calculations. Using a five-heading approach to focused pharmacologic principles, each drug chapter focuses on drugs used to treat a certain body system or disease type. The chapters open with a concise review of anatomy and physiology to provide readers with a foundation from which to understand the pharmacologic principles actions, effects, and uses of the drugs that treat a body system or disorder.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131716421
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/22/2007
  • Series: Pearson Custom Health Professions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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Table of Contents

Pharmacology for

Healthcare Professionals

Brief Table of Contents




Unit I General Principles

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology

Chapter 2 Law and Ethics of Medications

Chapter 3 Dispensing Prescription, Terminology, and Abbreviations

Chapter 4 Administration of Medications

Unit II Mathematics and Dosage Calculations

Chapter 5 Basic Mathematics

Chapter 6 Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents

Chapter 7 Calculation of Dosages

Unit III Drug Effects on Multiple Systems

Chapter 8 Nutritional Aspects of Pharmacology

Chapter 9 Antibacterial and Antiviral Agents

Chapter 10 Antifungal, Antimalarial, and Antiprotozoal Agents

Chapter 11 Vaccines and Immune Globulins

Chapter 12 Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Chapter 13 Antineoplastic Agents

Unit IV The Effect of Drugs on Specific Systems

Chapter 14 Effects of Drugs on the Central Nervous System

Chapter 15 Effects of Drugs on the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 16 Anesthetic Agents

Chapter 17 Effects of Drugs on Skin Conditions

Chapter 18 Effects of Drugs on the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 19 Effects of Drugs on the Vascular System

Chapter 20 Anticoagulants

Chapter 21 Effects of Drugs on Urinary Tract Disorders and Electrolyte Balance

Chapter 22 Effects of Drugs on the Endocrine System

Chapter 23 Effects of Drugs on Reproductive System Disorders

Chapter 24 Effects of Drugs on Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 25 Effects of Drugs on Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 26 Effects of Drugs on Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chapter 27 Effects of Drugs on Eye, Nose, and Ear Disorders

Chapter 28 Toxicology

Chapter 29 Geriatrics

Chapter 30 Pediatrics


A. Drug Interaction

B. 200 Most Commonly Used Drugs in the U.S.A.

C. Glossary

D. Answers


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