Fundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

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Understanding how drugs act within the body and what they are used for is critical to the field of pharmacology. The pharmacy technician needs a working knowledge of the mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, and drug interactions of the medications they handle on a daily basis. Fundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians provides this foundational knowledge. A review of anatomy and physiology is followed by a comprehensive discussion of the physiology of the body systems relative to the mechanism of action of specific drug classes. The pathophysiology of disease states is addressed to illustrate specific drug classes in the context of treatment options.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418053574
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,181,476
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jahangir Moini is Professor of Allied Health Programs at Everest University in Melbourne, Florida where he established the Medical Assisting Program and Associate Degree Program for Pharmacy Technicians, as well as other programs. He is also a past Director of both the Allied Health Programs and the Associate Degree Program. Previously, Dr. Moini worked with the Brevard County Health Department as an epidemiologist and health educator consultant, offering continuing education courses and updating nurses on new developments related to pharmacology, medication errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Over the past two decades, Dr. Moini a variety of health books internationally. He holds a Medical Doctor Degree, a Master's Degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

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Table of Contents

Section I General Aspects of Pharmacology Chapter 1: Introduction to Pharmacology, Drug Legislation, and Regulation Chapter 2: Drug Sources and Dosage Forms Chapter 3: Biopharmaceutics Section II Pharmacology Related to Specific Body Systems and Disorder Chapter 4: Drug Therapy for the Nervous System: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs Chapter 5: Drug Therapy for the Nervous System: Antianxiety and Hypnotic Drugs Chapter 6: Drug Therapy for the Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 7: Drug Therapy for Parkinsons and Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 8: Drug Therapy for Seizures Chapter 9: Anesthetic Drugs Chapter 10: Drug Therapy for Musculoskeletal System Chapter 11: Drug Therapy for Cardiovascular Disorder Chapter 12: Antihypertensive Agents and Hyperlipidemia Chapter 13: Anticoagulant Drugs Chapter 14: Drug Therapy for Allergies and Respiratory Disorders Chapter 15: Drug Therapy for Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 16: Hormonal Therapy for Endocrine Gland Disorders Chapter 17: Hormones of the Reproductive System and Contraceptives Chapter 18: Diuretics Section III Pharmacology for Disorders Affecting Multi-body Systems Chapter 19: Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements Chapter 20: Antineoplastic Agents Chapter 21: Analgesics Chapter 22:Anti-infectives and Systemic Antibacterial Agents Chapter 23: Antiviral, Antifungal, and Anti-protozoal Agents Section IV Pharmacology for Specific Populations Chapter 24: Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Lactation Chapter 25: Drug Therapy for Pediatric Patients Chapter 26: Drug Therapy in Geriatrics Appendix A: Case Studies Appendix B: Top 200 Drugs by Prescription Appendix C: Common Look-alike and Sound-alike Drugs Appendix D: Classifications of Drug Schedules in the United States and Canada Appendix E: Drug Dosage Calculations Appendix F : Immunization Appendix G: Specific Antidotes Appendix H: Reporting of Medical Errors Appendix J: Drugs that Should Not Be Crushed Appendix I : Drug/Food Interactions

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