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Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry

Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care.

Book, 960 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09427-6


  • Part I Principles of Pharmacology

    1. Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action

    2. Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Fate of Drugs

    3. Pharmacotherapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs

    4. Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics NEW!

    Part II Pharmacology of Specific Drug Groups

    5. Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs

    6. Adrenergic Agonists

    7. Adrenergic Blocking Drugs

    8. Cholinergic Drugs

    9. Antimuscarinic Drugs

    10. Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors

    11. Introduction to Central Nervous System Drugs

    12. Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs

    13. Sedative-Hypnotics, Antianxiety Drugs, and Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants

    14. Anticonvulsants

    15. Antiparkinson Drugs

    16. Local Anesthetics

    17. Principles of General Anesthesia

    18. Agents Used in General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation and Conscious Sedation

    19. Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs

    20. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists

    21. Nonopioid Analgesics, Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs, and Antirheumatic

    and Antigout Drugs

    22. Histamine and Histamine Antagonists

    23. Drugs Affecting Serotonin, Antimigraine Drugs, and Drugs for Other Pain


    24. Antiarrhythmic Drugs

    25. Cardiac Glycosides and Other Drugs Used in Heart Failure

    26. Antianginal Drugs

    27. Diuretic Drugs

    28. Antihypertensive Drugs

    29. Lipid-Lowering Drugs

    30. Antianemic and Hematopoietic Stimulating Drugs

    31. Procoagulant, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Drugs

    32. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System

    33. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract

    34. Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Pharmacology

    35. Adrenal Corticosteroids

    36 Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics and Glucagon

    37. Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development

    38. Principles of Antibiotic Therapy

    39. Antibacterial and Antibiotic Drugs

    40. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents

    41. Immunotherapy

    42. Antineoplastic Drugs

    43. Aliphatic Alcohols

    44. Anticaries Agents

    45. Antiplaque/Antigingivitis Agents

    46. Antiseptics and Disinfectants

    Part III Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics

    47. Analgesic Use for Effective Pain Control

    48. Management of Fear and Anxiety

    49. Antibiotic Prophylaxis

    50. Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy

    51. Drugs of Abuse

    52. Toxicology

    53. Geriatric Pharmacology

    54. Drugs for Medical Emergencies

    55. Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations

    56. Alternative Medicine in Dentistry

    Appendix I Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry

    Appendix II Glossary of Abbreviations


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