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Pharmacology is perhaps the most dynamic of all the basic and applied sciences. New drugs are being developed on a regular basis, and existing drugs are constantly being re-examined to help provide the most effective management of various diseases. This edition has been expanded to provide physical therapists and occupational therapists with a current and comprehensive treatise on pharmotherapeutics.

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Editorial Reviews

Paul Mettler
This excellent book was written to explain pharmacological principles to physical and occupational therapists. It is nicely organized into specific areas of pharmacological issues, which makes it a superb reference book as well as an excellent textbook for classroom use. The purpose is to provide students and clinicians with a comprehensive, accurate, and relevant source of how contemporary drug therapy can affect patients receiving physical and occupational therapy. This book certainly meets this overall objective and, in fact, would be a valuable resource for all health professionals. Targeted for students and clinicians in physical and occupational therapy, this book should be useful for any member of the allied health team. Its organization makes it a ""must"" for the department library in any rehabilitation environment. The chief features of this book are its organization and clearly written and understandable text. It is very easy to navigate through the text to search for specific topics or to review in a more general sense. Charts, tables, and diagrams are kept to a minimum but are totally appropriate. This is an extremely useful book for students and clinicians. It is well written and beautifully organized. The information provided in this text is right on the money for the intended audience. I enthusiastically recommend it to colleagues and commend the author for such a superb contribution.
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Reviewer: Chris J Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS (Slippery Rock University)
Description: This new edition continues to evolve into the primary reference for physical therapists interested in strengthening their background in pharmacology and understand the effects of these agents on rehabilitation. The second edition was published in 1996. The first few chapters cover general concepts in pharmacology and issues related to drug testing and interactions, safety, and approval. The remaining chapters are dedicated to classifying major drug groups and explaining specific drug applications and how they perform physiologically. The effect of pharmacologic agents on physical therapy treatments are highlighted throughout the text.
Purpose: The author has written the text to provide a relevant resource for clinicians, in particular physical and occupational therapists, to understand the influence of pharmacology on patient rehabilitation. In this edition the author continues to set a very worthy and attainable objective for his intended audience. This is a needed followup to convey current findings in pharmacology to a previously successful second edition.
Audience: This text clearly targets students and clinicians in occupational and physical therapy. The case studies are written specifically for these two groups of rehabilitation specialists.The author is a professor at a physical therapy department and a licensed physical therapist with a PhD.
Features: The author has divided the book into general principles of pharmacology, drug effects on the CNS, and drug effects on skeletal muscle. These divisions are followed by specific coverage of drugs used to treat pain and inflammation, autonomic and cardiovascular drugs, respiratory and GI systems, endocrine responses, and a final section on chemoterapy of infectious and neoplastic diseases. Each chapter is well-organized, appropriately illustrated, and heavily referenced. The case studies thoughout the chapters will help readers apply the information presented. Five appendixes cover topics on drugs administered by iontophoresis and phonophoresis, describe potential interactions between physical agents and therapeutic drugs, explain how to use the PDR, present a table of commonly abused drugs, and provide common drug suffixes. Readers will find the introductory material in the first four chapters helpful in reviewing the biological impact and pharmacokinetics associated with drug therapy. The only shortcoming of a text of this nature will be the continued necessity to stay current with the field. However, the publication of the third edition indicates that the author intends to address this challenge.
Assessment: The information presented in this text clearly makes it stand out as a leading reference for clinicians who need to understand the interaction of pharmacologic agents and rehabilitation outcomes. The publication of the third edition is much needed and displays the same successful style seen in the previous editions, along with additional applications for the intended readership. The book should be a standard reference for practicing clinicians and will serve students in training with a solid background in this area of science. I strongly recommend the book.
A comprehensive reference for students and clinicians on how contemporary drug therapy can affect patients receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy. This edition first was 1990 includes updated drug information, as well as important new drugs that have recently been approved. The methods for drug administration and the rationale for using specific drugs are also updated to reflect current pharmacologic practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Incorporating recent advances in this dynamic area of health care in this survey for rehabilitation students and clinicians, Ciccone (physical therapy, Ithaca College, NY) covers general principles of pharmacology; newer drug delivery techniques; the pharmacology of key bodily systems; and drugs for pain and inflammation, and chemotherapy. Appendices include information on drug administration, drug-physical modality interactions, drugs of abuse, Physicians Desk Reference use, common drug suffixes; and a glossary. Dates are not given for the previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Basic Principles of Pharmacology 3
Ch. 2 Pharmacokinetics I: Drug Administration, Absorption, and Distribution 15
Ch. 3 Pharmacokinetics II: Drug Elimination 33
Ch. 4 Drug Receptors 46
Ch. 5 Central Nervous System Pharmacology: General Principles 61
Ch. 6 Sedative-Hypnotic and Antianxiety Agents 71
Ch. 7 Drugs Used to Treat Affective Disorders: Depression and Manic-Depression 83
Ch. 8 Antipsychotic Drugs 99
Ch. 9 Antiepileptic Drugs 110
Ch. 10 Pharmacologic Management of Parkinson Disease 123
Ch. 11 General Anesthetics 142
Ch. 12 Local Anesthetics 154
Ch. 13 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 169
Ch. 14 Opioid Analgesics 189
Ch. 15 Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs 206
Ch. 16 Pharmacologic Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis 226
Ch. 17 Patient-Controlled Analgesia 247
Ch. 18 Introduction to Autonomic Pharmacology 263
Ch. 19 Cholinergic Drugs 274
Ch. 20 Adrenergic Drugs 286
Ch. 21 Antihypertensive Drugs 303
Ch. 22 Treatment of Angina Pectoris 327
Ch. 23 Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias 343
Ch. 24 Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure 356
Ch. 25 Treatment of Coagulation Disorders and Hyperlipidemia 373
Ch. 26 Respiratory Drugs 397
Ch. 27 Gastrointestinal Drugs 418
Ch. 28 Introduction to Endocrine Pharmacology 435
Ch. 29 Adrenocorticostroids 448
Ch. 30 Male and Female Hormones 469
Ch. 31 Thyroid and Parathyroid Drugs: Agents Affecting Bone Mineralization 495
Ch. 32 Pancreatic Hormones and the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus 513
Ch. 33 Treatment of Infections I: Antibacterial Drugs 537
Ch. 34 Treatment of Infections II: Antiviral Drugs 567
Ch. 35 Treatment of Infections III: Antifungal and Antiparasitic Drugs 590
Ch. 36 Cancer Chemotherapy 610
Ch. 37 Immunomodulating Agents 633
App. A Drugs Administered by Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis 650
App. B Potential Interactions between Physical Agents and Therapeutic Drugs 652
App. C Use of the Physicians' Desk Reference 655
App. D Drugs of Abuse 657
App. E Common Drug Suffixes 660
Glossary 662
Index 671
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