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Principles and Applications

Comprehensive yet easy to read, Pharmacology: Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition introduces you to basic pharmacology, showing how to apply principles to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You'll learn how different drugs work in the body, how to calculate drug dosages, drug administration routes and procedures, the medications related to disorders in each body system, and much more. Written by expert authors Eugenia M. Fulcher, Robert M. Fulcher, and Cathy Dubeansky Soto, Pharmacology ensures that you master all of the pharmacology competencies required by CAAHEP and ABHES. In the book and on a companion Evolve website, a variety of exercises helps you strengthen your skills in math, dosage calculation, and critical thinking.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4641-5


  • Section 1: General Aspects of Pharmacology

    1. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Pharmacology

    2. Basics of Pharmacology

    3. Drug Information and Drug Forms

    4. Understanding Drug Dosages for Special Populations

    5. Reading and Interpreting Medication Labels and Orders and Documenting Appropriately

    Section 2: Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations

    6. Math Review

    7. Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents

    8. Converting Between Measurement Systems

    9. Calculating Doses of Nonparenteral Medications

    10. Calculating Doses of Parenteral Medications

    Section 3: Medication Administration

    11. Safety and Quality Assurance

    12. Enteral Routes

    13. Percutaneous Routes

    14. Parenteral Routes

    Section 4: Pharmacology for Multisystem Application

    15. Analgesics and Antipyretics

    16. Immunizations and the Immune System

    17. Anitmicrobials, Antifungals, and Antivirals

    18. Antineoplastic Agents

    19. Nutritional Supplements and Alternative Medicines

    Section 5: Medication Related to Body Systems

    20. Endocrine System Disorders

    21. Eye and Ear Disorders

    22. Drugs for Skin Conditions

    23. Musculoskeletal System Disorders

    24. Gastrointestinal System Disorders

    25. Respiratory System Disorders

    26. Circulatory System and Blood Disorders

    27. Urinary System Disorders

    28. Reproductive System Disorders

    29. Neurological System Disorders

    30. Drugs for Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders

    31. Drugs of Abuse and Misuse


    A. Check Your Understanding Answers

    B. Drug-Nutrient and Drug-Drug Interactions



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