Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professions / Edition 4

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The purpose of this book is to provide a framework of knowledge to help readers recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs, understand therapeutic drug actions and the rationale for using drugs to treat disease, understand why side effects, allergic effects, and other effects of drugs occur, discern between sound-alike drugs, and explore clinical applications and current healthcare issues relating to pharmacology. By providing this foundation of knowledge, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals will help health professionals deal with drugs currently on the market and also with the myriad of new drugs that are approved each year.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135145708
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/27/2009
  • Series: Pearson Custom Health Professions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 218,771
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Turley

As an educator, she has taught college and community college courses in medical terminology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical transcription. She has presented numerous staff inservices in acute care, managed care, and long-term care settings, and co-presented numerous all-day seminars for instructors throughout the country.

She is the author of Medical Language (Prentice Hall, 2007) and co-author of Medical Language STAT! (Prentice Hall, 2009), as well as numerous medical and educational articles for national journals. She is also the co-author of two funded national healthcare grants, and co-author (with physicians) of a peer-reviewed physician journal article and chapters in two reference textbooks for physicians.

She has a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of both 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 includes humor and interesting anecdotes to stimulate learning and keep interest high.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Pharmacology: Understanding the Past History, Present

Uses, and Future of Drugs

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology and the History of Drugs

Chapter 2 Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing

Chapter 3 Drug Forms and Routes of Administration

Chapter 4 Steps in the Drug Cycle

Chapter 5 Using Drugs Therapeutically

Chapter 6 The Prescription

UNIT 2 Pharmacology: Understanding Drugs by Body System


Chapter 7 Urinary Drugs

Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal Drugs

Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal Drugs

Chapter 10 Pulmonary Drugs

Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Drugs

Chapter 12 Hematologic Drugs

Chapter 13 Gynecologic/Obstetric Drugs

Chapter 14 Endocrine Drugs

Chapter 15 Neurologic Drugs

Chapter 16 Psychiatric Drugs

Chapter 17 Dermatologic Drugs

Chapter 18 Ophthalmic Drugs

Chapter 19 Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Drugs

UNIT 3 Pharmacology: Understanding Other Drug Categories

Chapter 20 Anti-Infective Drugs

Chapter 21 Chemotherapy Drugs

Chapter 22 Analgesic Drugs

Chapter 23 Anesthetic Drugs

Chapter 24 Emergency Drugs, Intravenous Fluids, and Blood Products


Appendix A 25 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs

Appendix B New Drugs Approved by the FDA

Appendix C Common Drugs No Longer on the Market

Appendix D Sound-Alike Drug Names

Appendix E Glossary of Key Words with Definitions

Appendix F Glossary of Abbreviations and Symbols with Definitions

Appendix G Drug References

Appendix H A-Z List of Generic and Trade Name Drugs, Indications, Dosages,

and Drug Pronunciations

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