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Core Concepts in Pharmacology / With CD-ROM

Core Concepts in Pharmacology / With CD-ROM - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130893291

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ISBN13: 978-0130893291
ISBN10: 0130893293
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Core Concepts in Pharmacology / With CD-ROM - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130893291

Norman Holland and Michael Patrick Adams

ISBN13: 978-0130893291
ISBN10: 0130893293
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

For courses in Pharmacology, in LPN and Allied Health programs.

This text presents pharmacology from an interdisciplinary perspective. Using a disease approach, it draws upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make drug therapy understandable to students.

Features :

  • A prototype approach to drug therapy.
  • Introduces students to one or two of the most common drugs in each classification, and discusses them in detail.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives and outlines of core concepts.
  • Alerts students to key concepts to be covered in each chapter, and allows them to organize their study goals.
  • Lists of key terms and word roots--At the beginning of each chapter.
  • Familiarizes students with new terminology.
  • Mechanism in Action in Drug Profiles.
  • For prototypes, shows students a life-like illustration of drug action within the body. The CD includes full animations of drug mechanisms.
  • On the Job boxes throughout.
  • Shows students in practical nursing and other health professions how pharmacology applies to their field of study.
  • Concept Review questions--Placed strategically throughout each chapter.
  • Stimulates students' comprehension and retention of core concepts.
  • Natural Alternative boxes.
  • Familiarizes students with alternative herbal and supplemental therapies in each drug chapter.
  • Highly visual approach
  • Over 60 full-color illustrations reinforce core concepts.
  • PharMedia links--Introduction at beginning of each chapter and links throughout the chapter.
  • Invites students to perform web activities or consult the accompanying CD-ROM.
  • Client Teaching boxes--In each drug chapter.
  • Summarizes the important information that students should teach to clients about drugs and their administration.
  • Chapter-ending summary.
  • Provides students with a convenient review by concisely summarizing each core concept.

Author Bio

Holland, Norman : Pasco-Hernando Community College


Adams, Michael Patrick : Pasco-Hernando Community College

Table of Contents

I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY.
1. Introduction to Pharmacology; Drug Regulation and Approval.
2. Drug Classes, Schedules and Categories.
3. Methods of Drug Delivery.
4. What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered?
5. Substance Abuse.

II. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
6. Drugs for Disorders Associated with the Autonomic Nervous System.
7. Drugs for Anxiety, Daytime Sedation and Insomnia.
8. Drugs for Seizures.
9. Drugs for Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, Mood Disorders and Psychoses.
10. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.
11. Drugs for the Control of Pain and Fever.
12. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia.

III. THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
13. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders.
14. Drugs for Hypertension.
15. Drugs for Heart Failure.
16. Drugs for Dysrhythmias.
17. Drugs for Chest Pain, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke.
18. Drugs for Acute Shock and Anaphylaxis.
19. Drugs for Lipid Disorders.

IV. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
20. Drugs for Inflammation, Allergies and Immune Disorders.
21. Drugs for Bacterial Infections.
22. Drugs for Fungal, Viral and Parasitic Infections.
23. Drugs for Neoplasia.

V. THE RESPIRATORY, DIGESTIVE AND RENAL SYSTEMS.
24. Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders.
25. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders.
26. Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs.
27. Drugs for Kidney, Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders.

VI. THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS.
28. Drugs for Endocrine Disorders.
29. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System.

VII. THE MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM, INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM, EYES AND EARS.
30. Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Bone Disorders.
31. Drugs for Skin Disorders.
32. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders.

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