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Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 4th Edition

By Susan M. Turley

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 23, 2009

Description

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.

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

                   Categories

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

APPENDICES

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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