Pharmaceutical Calculations / Edition 4

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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: 3/25/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 107,010
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. JOEL L. ZATZ is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutics of the College of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. In addition to previous editions of Pharmaceutical Calculations, Dr. Zatz is the author of numerous scientific articles and the editor of Skin Permeation. He is a fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and serves as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 General principles of calculations 1
Ch. 2 Units, weighing, and measuring 27
Ch. 3 Prescription and medication orders 60
Ch. 4 Dosage 99
Ch. 5 Percentage strength 137
Ch. 6 Ratio strength and stock solutions 170
Ch. 7 Dilution and concentration 191
Ch. 8 Isotonicity, pH, and buffers 229
Ch. 9 Injectable medications and intravenous fluids - part I 265
Ch. 10 Injectable medications and intravenous fluids - part II 299
Ch. 11 Parenteral nutrition 325
Ch. 12 Biologics for immunization 365
Ch. 13 Radioactive decay 377
Ch. 14 Rate laws and shelf life 388
App. 1 Systems of measurement 406
App. 2 Calibration of medicinal dropper 408
App. 3 Medical abbreviations 409
App. 4 Names, atomic weights and symbols of some chemical elements with pharmaceutical importance 411
App. 5 Parenteral and enteral nutrition 412
App. 6 Biologics for immunization 419
App. 7 Temperature conversion 421
App. 8 Proof strength 423
App. 9 Hydrophile lipophile balance (HLB) 425
App. 10 Vapor pressure of liquefied propellants 428
App. 11 Drug binding measurement by dialysis 430
App. 12 Viscosity measurement by the capillary viscometer 432
App. 13 Sedimentation kinetics 434
App. 14 Suppository mold calculations 436
App. 15 Powder volume calculations 441
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