Introduction to Pharmacology / Edition 10by Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro, Mary Kaye Favaro
Pub. Date: 02/01/2005
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Introduction to Pharmacology is known for presenting need-to-know information in a straightforward, easy-to-digest format. As Elsevier's most basic textbook of pharmacology for nurses and allied health professionals, it features a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculation, an introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology, and concise monographs… See more details below
Introduction to Pharmacology is known for presenting need-to-know information in a straightforward, easy-to-digest format. As Elsevier's most basic textbook of pharmacology for nurses and allied health professionals, it features a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculation, an introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology, and concise monographs on every major drug - including drug dosage information.
• Streamlined drug monographs offer essential information, including drug dosages.
• A comprehensive review of math and the basics of calculating drug dosage are the subjects of the first nine chapters - all of Unit One.
• Considerations boxes offer tips and warnings on adverse drug reactions for children, older adults, and pregnant and nursing women.
• Clinical Implications lists provide hints, warnings, and practical information on the drugs covered in each chapter.
• Herb Alerts boxes examine popular herbal supplements, and discuss their interactions with commonly used drugs.
• Critical Thinking questions encourage thought and discussion of real-life issues.
• Review Questions, in multiple-choice format, allow students to confirm their mastery of the chapter content.
• A Disorders Index lists drugs by the disorder they treat - especially useful for programs in which pharmacology is integrated into the curriculum.
• Each chapter opens with Objectives that outline the important concepts to follow.
• Glossary is marked by an easy-to-locate tab, and serves as a convenient reference for terminology and pronunciation.
• Canadian Drug Information in appendix summarizes the laws and practices governing drug distribution in Canada, and provides a comprehensive list of Canadian trade names.
• Pain Medications chapter covers management of long-term, chronic pain, using a patient-centered
• Innovations: Gene Therapy chapter introduces this emerging issue and presents the new drugs being developed.
• A Key Terms list opens each chapter, highlighting words for study and providing pronunciation keys.
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Table of Contents
Unit 1: Mathematics of Drug Dosage
Chapter 1 Roman Numerals
Chapter 2 Fractions
Chapter 3 Decimals
Chapter 4 Percentage
Chapter 5 Proportion
Chapter 6 Fahrenheit and Celsius
Chapter 7 Systems of Measurement
Chapter 8 Drug Dosage for Children
Chapter 9 Drug Dosage in Standardized Units
Unit 2: Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 10 Introduction to Pharmacology
Chapter 11 Drug Legislation and Drug Standards
Chapter 12 Pharmaceutical Preparations
Chapter 13 Introduction to Drug Dosage
Chapter 14 Administration of Medications
Chapter 15 Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition
Unit 3: Drug Classifications
Chapter 16 Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antineoplastic Agents
Chapter 17 Antihistamines
Chapter 18 Drugs that Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes
Chapter 19 Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System
Chapter 20 Drugs that Affect the Circulatory System
Chapter 21 Drugs that Affect the Central Nervous System
Chapter 22 Pain Medications
Chapter 23 Tranquilizers and Antidepressants
Chapter 24 Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors
Chapter 25 Drugs that Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 26 Drugs that Affect the Digestive System
Chapter 27 The Endocrine Glands and Hormones
Chapter 28 Diuretics and Other Drugs that Affect the Urinary System
Chapter 29 Antineoplastic Drugs
Chapter 30 Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives
Chapter 31 Innovations: Gene Therapy
Unit 4: Special Situations in Pharmacology
Chapter 32 Drug Therapy in Older Adults
Chapter 33 Home Health and End-of-Life Care
Chapter 34 Substance Abuse
Chapter 35 Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions
Appendix: Canadian Drug Information
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