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Using a strong pathophysiology prototype approach to place drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically, this book gives readers a clearer picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease and ultimately to patient care. This holistic perspective to patient care is organized according to the body systems and diseases with complete information on the drug classifications used to treat the diseases. Easy to follow presentation, extensive pedagogical aids enable students to identify key ideas, understand concepts and apply essential components of anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant to drug therapy. The volume comprehensively covers core concepts in pharmacology, pharmacology and the nurse-patient relationship, the nervous system, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the immune system, the gastrointestinal system, endocrine and genitourinary systems, the integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, and eyes/ears. For nurses and other health care professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130281487
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/21/2004
  • Series: Prentice Hall Health Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 831
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
A Guide to Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach
Special Features
Unit 1 Core Concepts in Pharmacology 1
Ch. 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval 2
Ch. 2 Drug Classes and Schedules 11
Ch. 3 Emergency Preparedness 18
Ch. 4 Principles of Drug Administration 27
Ch. 5 Pharmacokinetics 46
Ch. 6 Pharmacodynamics 56
Unit 2 Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship 65
Ch. 7 Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan 66
Ch. 8 The Nursing Process in Pharmacology 76
Ch. 9 Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Drug Administration 86
Ch. 10 Biosocial Aspects of Pharmacotherapy 92
Ch. 11 Herbal and Alternative Therapies 99
Ch. 12 Substance Abuse 108
Unit 3 The Nervous System 119
Ch. 13 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System 120
Ch. 14 Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia 142
Ch. 15 Drugs for Seizures 155
Ch. 16 Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders 172
Ch. 17 Drugs for Psychoses 194
Ch. 18 Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System 208
Ch. 19 Drugs for the Control of Pain 220
Ch. 20 Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia 241
Unit 4 The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems 257
Ch. 21 Drugs for Hypertension 258
Ch. 22 Drugs for Heart Failure 284
Ch. 23 Drugs for Dysrhythmias 298
Ch. 24 Drugs for Coagulation Disorders 312
Ch. 25 Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident 327
Ch. 26 Drugs for Shock 344
Ch. 27 Drugs for Lipid Disorders 355
Ch. 28 Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders 369
Ch. 29 Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders 384
Unit 5 The Immune System 401
Ch. 30 Drugs for Immune System Modulation 402
Ch. 31 Drugs for Inflammation, Fever, and Allergies 416
Ch. 32 Drugs for Bacterial Infections 437
Ch. 33 Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminth Infections 464
Ch. 34 Drugs for Viral Infections 482
Ch. 35 Drugs for Neoplasia 497
Unit 6 The Gastrointestinal System 519
Ch. 36 Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease 520
Ch. 37 Drugs for Bowel Disorders, Nausea, and Vomiting 532
Ch. 38 Drugs for Nutritional Disorders 546
Unit 7 The Endocrine and Genitourinary Systems 565
Ch. 39 Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders 566
Ch. 40 Drugs for Pancreatic Disorders 588
Ch. 41 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System 604
Ch. 42 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System 626
Ch. 43 Drugs for Renal Disorders and Diuretic Therapy 638
Ch. 44 Drugs for Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders 651
Unit 8 The Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and Eyes/Ears 669
Ch. 45 Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Spasticity 670
Ch. 46 Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders 679
Ch. 47 Drugs for Skin Disorders 697
Ch. 48 Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders 714
Glossary 727
App. A Canadian Drugs and Their U.S. Equivalents 741
App. B Top 200 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions 744
App. C Bibliography and References 747
App. D Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 761
Index 771
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2005

    Adams ties the meds to the A/P

    I like the way Adams reviews basic A/P as he explains the meds. Pictures are also very helpful. I used this book more then my drug cards because it helped me understand how the meds effect each system. Also, the book is divided into body systems and the related drugs. Good one to have, and it is easy read.

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