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Pharmacology in Respiratory Care / Edition 1
     

Pharmacology in Respiratory Care / Edition 1

by Stuart R. Levine, Arthur J. McLaughlin
 

ISBN-10: 0071347275

ISBN-13: 9780071347273

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The


* Excellent foundation for application of drug therapy to the respiratory care patient
* Features chapter objectives, worked-out dosage problems, and review questions with answers
* Includes special chapters on Pediatric Pharmacology, Investigational Drugs, Alternative Medicine and Drugs Related to Mechanical Ventilation

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* Excellent foundation for application of drug therapy to the respiratory care patient
* Features chapter objectives, worked-out dosage problems, and review questions with answers
* Includes special chapters on Pediatric Pharmacology, Investigational Drugs, Alternative Medicine and Drugs Related to Mechanical Ventilation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071347273
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
1Introduction to Pharmacology1
2Biological Factors Affecting the Action of Drugs17
3Math Review and Dosage Calculations43
4Preventing Medication Errors63
5Autonomic Nervous System69
6Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System77
7Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System95
8Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Ganglia109
9Skeletal Muscle Relaxants115
10Local Anesthetics131
11Introduction to the Central Nervous System143
12Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol151
13General Anesthetics167
14Narcotic (Opioid) Analgesics and Antitussives181
15Cardiac Physiology and Pathology201
16Cardiac Glycosides and the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure209
17Anticoagulants and Coagulants217
18Antiallergic and Antihistaminic Drugs235
19Bronchodilator Drugs and the Treatment of Asthma253
20Adrenal Steroids271
21Antibacterial Agents289
22Antiseptics and Disinfectants311
23Herbal Remedies for Respiratory Diseases323
24Antiviral Drugs335
25Mechanical Ventilation (Adapted from Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation)351
26New Treatments in Respiratory Care Pharmacology357
Appendix IRegulatory Issues in the Practice of Respiratory Care367
Appendix IICompatibility Chart for Nebulized Respiratory Medications371
Index373

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