Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals / Edition 3

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Overview

Providing a complete overview of pharmacology, this resource presents a comprehensive framework for drug recognition and drug usage. Arranged by medical specialty or drug category, it covers all of the "need-to-know" essentials from the history of drugs and the drug approval process to prescription and over-the-counter trade name and generic drugs for every body system. Revised and updated, the third edition includes the most current drugs and drug information. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION:

  • Corresponding Companion Website that features drug updates and discussions of current healthcare issues, as well as study guide exercises, www.prenhall.com/turley
  • Focus on healthcare issues encountered on a clay-to-day basis.
  • Drug forms and dosages for all listed drugs are included in the Glossary/Index. Pronunciation guide is now included in the Glossary/Index.
  • Clinical scenarios from real medical case histories are included, accompanied by questions and exercises.
  • Handwritten prescriptions allow students to interpret actual written prescription.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
  • Covers the broad spectrum of diverse yet interrelated topics that affect pharmacology, Such as botany, molecular chemistry, research, clinical observation, toxicology. Legislation, and patient education.
  • Presents competency-based learning objectives and correlated review questions.
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions, spelling tips and the insights provided by correct spellings, historical notes, and Did You Know boxes.
  • Includes photographs and line drawings for visual comprehension and reinforcement.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Offers a clear, concise reference ideal for use in the classroom, clinic, and transcription or medical office, with chapters on specific types of drugs as well as drug legislation, design, and systems of measurement. Includes chapter objectives, review questions, spelling tips, and boxes on historical background and interesting facts, plus b&w diagrams and cartoons. This second edition features new drugs, drug categories, and treatments developed since 1991. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130417428
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 562
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan M. Turley is an experienced educator and practitioner in many areas of health care. She has worked in acute care, managed care, long-term care, and the physician's office and has held positions in nursing, quality management, infection control, medical assisting, medical transcription, and health information management.

As an educator, she has taught college and community college courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology. She has presented numerous staff inservices in acute care, managed care, and long-term care settings and co-presented numerous all-day seminars for teachers throughout the country. She codeveloped the curriculum and training materials for a nationally distributed medical transcription training program and currently works as a consultant in curriculum development and instructor for a distance learning school with health information management and medical transcription programs.

She is the author of numerous medical and educational articles for national journals, and co-author of two funded national healthcare grants.

She has a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of health information management and medical transcription.

Her writing is well-known for its clarity in presenting technically difficult material and for a special blend of in-depth coverage that also includes humor and interesting anecdotes to keep interest high.

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Pharmacology is a fascinating and multifaceted discipline that impacts both our professional careers and personal lives. From our role as members of the healthcare team to that of consumers, pharmacology plays a part in our lives.

The study of pharmacology covers a broad spectrum of diverse yet interrelated topics, such as botany, molecular chemistry, research, clinical observation, toxicology, legislation, and patient education.

There is an excitement inherent in the study of pharmacology that stretches from understanding the historical use of herbs and plant extracts, to seeing painstaking research produce both unusable products as well as life-saving discoveries, to finally viewing the future with its nearly limitless potential for medical discovery.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Ch. 1 Introduction to Pharmacology 1
Ch. 2 The History of Drugs: An Overview 5
Ch. 3 Drug Legislation 12
Ch. 4 Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing 21
Ch. 5 Drug Forms and Routes of Administration 33
Ch. 6 Steps in the Drug Cycle 45
Ch. 7 Drug Effects 50
Ch. 8 Drug Terminology 60
Ch. 9 Systems of Measurement 68
Ch. 10 The Prescription 74
Ch. 11 Dermatologic Drugs 82
Ch. 12 Urinary Tract Drugs 102
Ch. 13 Gastrointestinal Drugs 115
Ch. 14 Musculoskeletal Drugs 137
Ch. 15 Cardiovascular Drugs 150
Ch. 16 Emergency Drugs 178
Ch. 17 Anticoagulant and Thrombolytic Drugs 185
Ch. 18 Pulmonary Drugs 192
Ch. 19 Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Drugs 205
Ch. 20 Ophthalmic Drugs 217
Ch. 21 Endocrine Drugs 228
Ch. 22 Antidiabetic Drugs 236
Ch. 23 Obstetric/Gynecologic Drugs 243
Ch. 24 Neurological Drugs 262
Ch. 25 Psychiatric Drugs 279
Ch. 26 Analgesic Drugs 296
Ch. 27 Anti-infective Drugs 311
Ch. 28 AIDS Drugs ad Antiviral Drugs 323
Ch. 29 Antifungal Drugs 334
Ch. 30 Chemotherapy Drugs 337
Ch. 31 Anesthetics 365
Ch. 32 Intravenous Fluids and Blood Products 373
Glossary and Index 387
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Preface

Pharmacology is a fascinating and multifaceted discipline that impacts both our professional careers and personal lives. From our role as members of the healthcare team to that of consumers, pharmacology plays a part in our lives.

The study of pharmacology covers a broad spectrum of diverse yet interrelated topics, such as botany, molecular chemistry, research, clinical observation, toxicology, legislation, and patient education.

There is an excitement inherent in the study of pharmacology that stretches from understanding the historical use of herbs and plant extracts, to seeing painstaking research produce both unusable products as well as life-saving discoveries, to finally viewing the future with its nearly limitless potential for medical discovery.

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