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Introduction to Pharmacology

Administer drugs safely and prevent drug errors with accurate, up-to-date drug information! Concise and easy to understand, Introduction to Pharmacology, 12th Edition provides drug monographs with key information such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Drug entries are organized by classification, and include the newest FDA-approved drugs. Coverage of special situations highlights the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. To provide a solid foundation for safe practice, authors Mary Asperheim Favaro and Justin Favaro also address the principles of pharmacology and the basic math needed to calculate drug dosages.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1706-8

Contents

  • Unit One: Mathematics of Drug Dosage

    1. Basic Math Review

    Unit Two: Principles of Pharmacology

    2. Introduction to Pharmacology

    3. Drug Legislation and Drug Standards

    4. Introduction to Drug Dosage

    5. Administration of Medications

    6. Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition

    Unit Three: Drug Classifications

    7. Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents

    8. Antihistamines

    9. Drugs that Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes

    10. Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System

    11. Drugs that Affect the Circulatory System

    12. Drugs that Affect the Central Nervous System

    13. Pain Medications

    14. Tranquilizers and Antidepressants

    15. Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors

    16. Drugs that Affect the Autonomic Nervous System

    17. Drugs that Affect the Digestive System

    18. The Endocrine Glands and Hormones

    19. Diuretics and Other Drugs that Affect the Urinary System

    20. Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives

    21. Antineoplastic Drugs

    22. Molecular and Targeted Therapies

    Unit Four: Special Situations in Pharmacology

    23. Drug Therapy in Women

    24. Drug Therapy in Older Adults

    25. Drug Therapy in Children  NEW!

    26. Home Health and End-of-Life Care

    27. Substance Abuse

    28. Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions

    29. Interactions  NEW!

    Glossary

    Answers to Exercises and Review Questions

    Therapeutic Index

    General Index

    Disorders Index

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