Fundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

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Knowing and 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 worked with daily. Fundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians provides this base of knowledge. Anatomy and physiology are reviewed followed by 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 present an understanding of what specific drug classes are used to treat. Benefits:
• Consistent, concise format allows the reader to focus on the content
• Medical Terminology Review boxes aid in creating a better understanding of word parts and their meanings relevant to pharmacology
• StudyWare CD-ROM provides pronunciations of drugs
• Provides unique coverage of drug therapy used during pregnancy and lactation, for pediatric patients, and geriatric patients
• Discusses disease processes and drug therapies that affect multiple body sys

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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Dr. Moini is Professor of Science at Eastern Florida State College. A former Professor and Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, he established the school's Medical Assisting Program, Associate Degree Program for Pharmacy Technicians, and other allied health programs. Previously, Dr. Moini worked with the Brevard County Health Department as the Brevard County 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. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Moini was Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. Since 1990, Dr. Moini has written several health books that have been published 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. 1. Introduction to Pharmacology, Drug Legislation, and Regulation. 2. Drug Sources and Dosage Forms. 3. Biopharmaceutics. Section II Pharmacology Related to Specific Body Systems and Disorder. 4. Drug Therapy for the Nervous System: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs. 5. Drug Therapy for the Nervous System: Antianxiety and Hypnotic Drugs. 6. Drug Therapy for the Autonomic Nervous System. 7. Drug Therapy for Parkinsons and Alzheimer's Disease. 8. Drug Therapy for Seizures. 9. Anesthetic Drugs. 10. Drug Therapy for Musculoskeletal System. 11. Drug Therapy for Cardiovascular Disorder. 12. Antihypertensive Agents and Hyperlipidemia. 13. Anticoagulant Drugs. 14. Drug Therapy for Allergies and Respiratory Disorders. 15. Drug Therapy for Gastrointestinal Disorders. 16. Hormonal Therapy for Endocrine Gland Disorders. 17. Hormones of the Reproductive System and Contraceptives. 18. Diuretics. Section III Pharmacology for Disorders Affecting Multi-body Systems. 19. Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements. 20. Antineoplastic Agents. 21. Analgesics. 22. Anti-infectives and Systemic Antibacterial Agents. 23. Antiviral, Antifungal, and Anti-protozoal Agents. Section IV Pharmacology for Specific Populations. 24. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Lactation. 25. Drug Therapy for Pediatric Patients. 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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