Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry / Edition 6

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Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care.

  • An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice.
  • Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics.
  • The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks.
  • The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study.
  • Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage.
  • Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations.
  • Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions.
  • New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs.
  • A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations.
  • An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications.
  • Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323055932
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 716,246
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Principles of Pharmacology

1. Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action

2. Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Fate of Drugs

3. Pharmacotherapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs

4. Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics NEW!

Part II Pharmacology of Specific Drug Groups

5. Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs

6. Adrenergic Agonists

7. Adrenergic Blocking Drugs

8. Cholinergic Drugs

9. Antimuscarinic Drugs

10. Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors

11. Introduction to Central Nervous System Drugs

12. Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs

13. Sedative-Hypnotics, Antianxiety Drugs, and Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants

14. Anticonvulsants

15. Antiparkinson Drugs

16. Local Anesthetics

17. Principles of General Anesthesia

18. Agents Used in General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation and Conscious Sedation

19. Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs

20. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists

21. Nonopioid Analgesics, Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs, and Antirheumatic

and Antigout Drugs

22. Histamine and Histamine Antagonists

23. Drugs Affecting Serotonin, Antimigraine Drugs, and Drugs for Other Pain


24. Antiarrhythmic Drugs

25. Cardiac Glycosides and Other Drugs Used in Heart Failure

26. Antianginal Drugs

27. Diuretic Drugs

28. Antihypertensive Drugs

29. Lipid-Lowering Drugs

30. Antianemic and Hematopoietic Stimulating Drugs

31. Procoagulant, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Drugs

32. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System

33. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract

34. Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Pharmacology

35. Adrenal Corticosteroids

36 Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics and Glucagon

37. Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development

38. Principles of Antibiotic Therapy

39. Antibacterial and Antibiotic Drugs

40. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents

41. Immunotherapy

42. Antineoplastic Drugs

43. Aliphatic Alcohols

44. Anticaries Agents

45. Antiplaque/Antigingivitis Agents

46. Antiseptics and Disinfectants

Part III Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics

47. Analgesic Use for Effective Pain Control

48. Management of Fear and Anxiety

49. Antibiotic Prophylaxis

50. Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy

51. Drugs of Abuse

52. Toxicology

53. Geriatric Pharmacology

54. Drugs for Medical Emergencies

55. Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations

56. Alternative Medicine in Dentistry

Appendix I Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry

Appendix II Glossary of Abbreviations

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