Introduction to Pharmacology - 12th Edition - ISBN: 9781437717068, 9781455777327

Introduction to Pharmacology

12th Edition

Authors: Mary Asperheim Favaro Justin Favaro
Paperback ISBN: 9781437717068
eBook ISBN: 9781455777327
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th September 2011
Page Count: 304
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Description

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

Key Features

  • Straightforward, easy-to-digest drug monographs focus on essential information including drug names (both generic and trade), need-to-know drug information, and typical drug dosages.
  • Math review refreshes your knowledge of basic math and provides practice in drug dosage calculation.
  • Considerations boxes highlight the unique safety issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults.
  • Clinical Implications in each chapter relate drug content to safe and effective drug administration and patient teaching.
  • Herb Alert boxes highlight herb-drug interactions and contraindications for the safety of patients relying on complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Critical Thinking Questions in most chapters let you apply concepts to realistic clinical situations and issues.
  • Review Questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your mastery of the material, with answers in the back of the book.
  • UNIQUE! Drug Therapy in Women chapter addresses the special considerations of drug therapy in women.
  • UNIQUE! Molecular and Targeted Therapies chapter covers emerging drugs that are aimed at specific tissues, genes, and target organs. 

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455777327
eBook ISBN:
9780323339735
eBook ISBN:
9781455737451
Paperback ISBN:
9781437717068

About the Author

Mary Asperheim Favaro

Affiliations and Expertise

Staff Physician, Little River Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC; Formerly Instructor of Pharmacology, St. Louis University School of Nursing and Health Services, St. Louis, MO

Justin Favaro

Affiliations and Expertise

Oncology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina