Pharmaceutical Calculations / Edition 4

Pharmaceutical Calculations / Edition 4

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by Joel L. Zatz, Maria Glaucia Teixeira
     
 

Master all the essential methods for calculation and measurement of pharmaceuticals

Now in a new Fourth Edition that incorporates the most recent changes in pharmacy practice, Dr. Zatz's Pharmaceutical Calculations presents a logical, programmed format that builds mastery of important concepts and techniques quickly and efficiently. Used successfully by

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Master all the essential methods for calculation and measurement of pharmaceuticals

Now in a new Fourth Edition that incorporates the most recent changes in pharmacy practice, Dr. Zatz's Pharmaceutical Calculations presents a logical, programmed format that builds mastery of important concepts and techniques quickly and efficiently. Used successfully by pharmacy students and professionals for over twenty years, this classic text encourages an active learning approach to tackling and solving calculation problems.

This Fourth Edition features the most up-to-date coverage available today, including:

  • New concepts introduced sequentially, encouraging mastery of each concept before moving to the next
  • Specific learning objectives and review questions that measure progress in each chapter
  • An emphasis on dimensional analysis and direct approaches to problem solving
  • Problems and solutions that reflect professional accuracy requirements
  • New chapters on isotonicity, intravenous fluids, and nutritional calculations

Pharmaceutical Calculations, Fourth Edition reflects the clinical emphasis today's pharmaceutical education requires and effectively teaches how to do the computations required in current practice. This clear, comprehensive resource presents a highly practical description of pharmaceutical calculations that focuses on day-to-day professional needs. It is an ideal primary text for students of pharmacy as well as an invaluable reference for professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471433538
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
62,085
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1General principles of calculations1
Ch. 2Units, weighing, and measuring27
Ch. 3Prescription and medication orders60
Ch. 4Dosage99
Ch. 5Percentage strength137
Ch. 6Ratio strength and stock solutions170
Ch. 7Dilution and concentration191
Ch. 8Isotonicity, pH, and buffers229
Ch. 9Injectable medications and intravenous fluids - part I265
Ch. 10Injectable medications and intravenous fluids - part II299
Ch. 11Parenteral nutrition325
Ch. 12Biologics for immunization365
Ch. 13Radioactive decay377
Ch. 14Rate laws and shelf life388
App. 1Systems of measurement406
App. 2Calibration of medicinal dropper408
App. 3Medical abbreviations409
App. 4Names, atomic weights and symbols of some chemical elements with pharmaceutical importance411
App. 5Parenteral and enteral nutrition412
App. 6Biologics for immunization419
App. 7Temperature conversion421
App. 8Proof strength423
App. 9Hydrophile lipophile balance (HLB)425
App. 10Vapor pressure of liquefied propellants428
App. 11Drug binding measurement by dialysis430
App. 12Viscosity measurement by the capillary viscometer432
App. 13Sedimentation kinetics434
App. 14Suppository mold calculations436
App. 15Powder volume calculations441

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