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Foundations of Anesthesia

Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice

118 international experts provide you with complete coverage of basic and clinical science in anesthesiology. They emphasize the principles and clinical applications of molecular and cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, and physics and measurement. Over 700 full-color illustrations and easy-to-read tables and graphs help you understand every detail.

Audience
Anesthesiology Residents, Anesthesia Assistants, Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists, and Health Science Libraries

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Published: October 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03707-5

Contents

  • Section 1: General principles
    1. Molecular structure and biochemistry
    2. Biology of the cell
    3. Cell signaling
    4. Principles and techniques of molecular biology
    5. Genomics and proteomics
    6. Molecular physiology
    7. Sites of drug action
    8. Pharmacokinetic principles
    9. Anesthetic drug interactions
    10. Adverse drug reactions
    11. Basic physical principles
    12. Electromagnetism, light and radiation
    13. Electrocardiography
    14. Electrophysiological monitoring
    15. Basic principles and limitations of hemodynamic monitoring
    16. Monitoring of gas concentrations
    17. Ultrasonography
    18. Statistics

    Section 2: Neurosciences
    19. The structure and function of neurons
    20. The synapse
    21. Neurophysiology
    22. Sensory systems
    23. Physiology of pain
    24. General anesthetics: mechanisms of action
    25. Intravenous anesthetic agents
    26. Inhalational anesthetic agents
    27. Pharmacokinetics of inhalation anesthetics
    28. Anesthetic adjuvants and other CNS drugs
    29. Consciousness and cognition
    30. Sleep and anesthesia
    31. Opioids
    32. Nonopioid analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs
    33. Pharmacology of local anesthetics
    34. Autonomic nervous system

    Section 3: Muscle
    35. Voluntary motor systems—skeletal muscle, reflexes, and control of movement
    36. Neuromuscular junction physiology
    37. Neuromuscular junction pharmacology
    38. Vascular smooth muscle

    Section 4: Cardiovascular system
    39. Cardiac physiology
    40. Cardiac electrophysiology
    41. Cardiovascular pharmacology
    42. Regulation and assessment of cardiac function
    43. The peripheral circulation
    44. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure
    45. Valvular heart disease

    Section 5: Respiratory system
    46. Regulation of respiration
    47. Ventilation and perfusion
    48. Gas exchange
    49. Respiratory mechanics
    50. Lung function testing
    51. Drugs affecting the respiratory system

    Section 6: Pathological sciences
    52. Blood constituents and transfusion
    53. Homeostasis and coagulation
    54. The immune system
    55. Microbiology
    56. Ischemia

    Section 7: Renal system
    57. Renal physiology
    58. Renal pathophysiology
    59. Regulation of blood volume and electrolytes
    60. Acid-base homeostasis

    Section 8: Gastrointestinal system and metabolism
    61. Gut motility and decretions
    62. Nutrition, figestion and sbsorption
    63. Physiology and pharmacology of nausea and vomiting
    64. Physiology and pharmacology of the liver
    65. Regulation of intermediary metabolism
    66. Endocrinology
    67. Thermoregulation

    Section 9: Adaptive physiology
    68. Pregnancy
    69. Geriatrics
    70. Neonatology
    71. The pathophysiology of obesity and its implications for anesthesia
    72. Physiological response to surgery
    73. Sepsis

    Index

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