Foundations of Anesthesia

2nd Edition

Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice

Authors: Hugh Hemmings Phillip Hopkins
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323037075
eBook ISBN: 9780323058032
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 11th October 2005
Page Count: 848


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.

Key Features

  • Uses a visual approach with excellent full-color line illustrations.
  • Includes a bonus CD-ROM that allows you to download all of the book's figures into PowerPoint® for electronic presentations.
  • Refers only to key references from primary papers keeping information that is the most up-to-date.

Table of 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



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About the Author

Hugh Hemmings

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, Vice Chairman of Research in Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Attending Anestesiologist, New York Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY

Phillip Hopkins

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesia, University of Leeds; Honorary Consultant in Anesthesia, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Academic Unit of Anesthesia, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK