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Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

Easy to read and easy to follow, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 6th Edition provides an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology. It covers the most common drugs that you will encounter in clinical practice -the drugs a patient may already be taking and the drugs prescribed by the dentist. A logical and consistent organization makes it easy to look up drug group indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages. Ensure patient safety with this essential reference!

Book, 538 Pages

Published: February 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09481-8


  • Part One: General Principles

    1. Information, Sources, Regulatory Agencies, Drug Legislation, and Prescription Writing

    2. Drug Action and Handling

    3. Adverse Reactions

    Part Two: Drugs Used in Dentistry

    4. Autonomic Drugs

    5. Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics

    6. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists

    7. Antiinfective Agents

    8. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents

    9. Local Anesthetics

    10. General Anesthetics

    11. Antianxiety Agents

    12. Vitamins and Minerals

    13. Oral Conditions and Their Treatment

    14. Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders NEW!

    Part Three: Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment

    15. Cardiovascular Drugs

    16. Anticonvulsants

    17. Psychotherapeutic Agents

    18. Autocoids and Antihistamines

    19. Adrenocorticosteroids

    20. Other Hormones

    21. Antineoplastic Drugs

    22. Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Drugs

    Part Four: Special Situations

    23. Emergency Drugs

    24. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

    25. Drug Abuse

    26. Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements NEW!


    A. Top 200 Drugs

    B. Medical Acronyms

    C. Medical Terminology

    D. What If…

    E. Oral Manifestations: Xerostomia and Taste Changes

    F. Children’s Dose Calculations


    Drug Index



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