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Part of the Prentice Hall Pharmacy Technician Series, Pharmacology is a comprehensive resource exploring the science behind pharmacy. The book covers principles of pharmacology, terms, usage, dosage forms and an in-depth look at every major drug classification. Pharmacy Technician Students and Professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131147645
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/9/2005
  • Series: Pharmacy Technician Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,319,645
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Pharmacology.

Studying Pharmacology.

Basic Terminology.

Major Areas of Pharmacology.

2. The Realm of Pharmacology.

Classification of Drugs.

Drug Names.

Routes of Administration.

3. The Body and Drugs.

Structure of the Human Body.

Cardiovascular System.

Respiratory System.

Renal System.

Gastrointestinal System.

Endocrine System.

Hematologic System.

4. Pharmacodynamics.

Receptor Complex.

Site of Action.

Mechanism of Action.

Receptor Site.

Agonists and Antagonists.

The Dose Response Curve.

The Time Response Curve.

Pharmacodynamic Mechanisms.

5. Pharmacokinetics.

Plasma Concentration.

Drug Absorption.

Drug Distribution.

Membrane Transport Mechanisms.

The Quality of Drugs — Solubility.

Drugs and Their Ionization.

6. Drug Distribution & Metabolism.

The Path.

Plasma Binding Protein.



Rate of Administration.

Volume of Distribution.


Half Life.

Information Resources.

7. Addiction.

The Disease.



The Criteria for Addiction.

The Roots of Drug Abuse.


8. Drug Dependency.

The Problem.

Controlled Substances.

Addiction vs. Dependence.

9. The Skin.

Anatomy of the Skin.

Diseases and Conditions of the Skin.

Drugs vs. Cosmetics for the Skin.

Treatments of Various Skin Diseases.

10. Eyes and Ears.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye.

How the Eye Works.

Diseases of the Eye.

Infections of the Eye and Treatment.

Eye Disorder That Affect Vision.

Basics of Using an Opthalmic Product.

How to Apply an Opthalmic Ointment.

How to Instill an Opthalmic Solution.

The Ear.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear.

Complications of Earwax Buildup.

Types of Hearing Loss.

Otitiis Media.

11. The Gastrointestinal System.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System.

Function of Digestion.

The Digestive Process.

Disorders of the Digestive System.


Causes and Treatments of Ulcers.

Basic Nutrition.

Food Guide Pyramid.

TPNs - Total Parenteral Nutrition.

12. The Musculoskeletal System.

Anatomy of Muscles.

Muscle Action.

The Bones.

Bone Marrow.

Anatomical Vocabulary.

The Functions of Bones.

Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Bone Marrow Disorders.



Treatment for Inflammatory Diseases.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants.

Treatment of Weak, Fragile or Soft Bones.

Treatment of Gout.

Spastic Diseases.

13. The Respiratory System.

Anatomy of the Respiratory System.

Function of the Respiratory System.

The Diaphragm.

The Lung and the Conductive Airways.

How We Breathe.

Disease States of the Respiratory Tract.

Cough & Cold.



Cystic Fibrosis.


Treatment of COPD.

14. The Cardio, Circulatory & Lymph System.

Anatomy of the Heart.

The Function of the Heart.

The Conductive System.

Nerve Supply to the Heart.

Diseases of the Heart.

Treatment for Diseases of the Heart.


Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease.

Stages of Clot Formation.


Treatment of Arrhythmias.

Common Cardiac Drugs.

The Lymphatic System.

The Lymphatic Route.

Diseases of the Spleen.

15. The Immune System.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Immune System.


Specific Mechanism of Defense.

Cell Structure and Function.

Types of Infectious Organisms.


Retroviral Replication.


Autoimmune Diseases.

Plant Microorganisms.




Gram Staining.

Methods of Transmission.






Various Infectious Disease States.


16. The Renal System.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System.

The Bladder and Urine.

Diseases of the Urinary System and Tract.


17. The Endocrine System.

Anatomy of the Endocrine System.

Glands, Organs and Secretions.


The Glands.


Mineral Corticoids.

The Gonads.

Female Sex Hormones.

Male Sex Hormones.

Estrogen Replacement Therapy and Menopause.

Testosterone Hormonal Replacement.

Glandular Disease States.

Endocrine System Disorders and Pituitary Abnormalities.


Abnormalities of the Adrenal Gland.

18. The Reproductive System.

The Female Reproductive System.


STDs — Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Treatment and Prevention of STDs.

Mammary Glands and Childbirth.


The Male Reproductive System.

Diseases of the Male Reproductive System.

19. The Nervous System.

Anatomy of the Nervous System.

Functions of the Nervous System.

Neurotransmitters and Receptors.

The Central Nervous System.

The Brain.

Retricular Formation.

The Limbic System.

Diseases Affecting the CNS.


Mood Disorders.

Bipolar Disorder.

Alcohol Withdrawal.

Smoking Withdrawal and Cessation.




Convulsions, Seizures and Epilepsy.

Parkinson’s Disease.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Migraine Headaches.

Cancer Pain.

Scheduled Narcotic Analgesics.

The Peripheral Nervous System.

APPENDIX A. Terminology.

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