Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia

1st Edition

Foundations and Clinical Application

Print ISBN: 9781437716795
eBook ISBN: 9780323246842
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th January 2013
Page Count: 704


Better understand the complexities of pharmacology and physiology relevant to your practice with the brand-new medical reference book, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia. Drs. Hugh Hemmings and Talmage Egan provide the clinical insights you need to effectively administer anesthesia, ensuring patient safety and the most optimal outcomes.

"...This is a useful well-written textbook of pharmacology and physiology. There is a greater emphasis on the pharmacology, but both sciences are dealt with to a high standard...I am happy to recommend this book as a useful learning and reference source." Reviewed by: C.S Reilly on behalf of British Journal of Anaesthesia, Feb 2014

Key Features

  • Access comprehensive, continually updated research on the physiology of organ systems and clinical topics in the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs.
  • Quickly and easily reference the information you need through user-friendly tables, figures, and algorithms, all presented in lavish full color throughout.
  • Understand the molecular mechanism of drug actions and identify key drug interactions that may complicate anesthesia with dedicated sections on these key areas.
  • Search the text and download images online at Expert Consult.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic Principles of Pharmacology

Chapter 1: Mechanisms of Drug Action

Chapter 2: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles for Intravenous Anesthetics

Chapter 3: Pharmacokinetics of Inhaled Anesthetics

Chapter 4: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacogenetics

Chapter 5: Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions

Chapter 6: Adverse Drug Reactions

Section 2: Nervous System

Chapter 7: Central Nervous System Physiology: Neurophysiology

Chapter 8: Central Nervous System Physiology: Cerebrovascular

Chapter 9: Intravenous Anesthetics

Chapter 10: Pharmacology of Inhales Anesthetics

Chapter 11: Drugs for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Chapter 12: Autonomic Nervous System Physiology

Chapter 13: Autonomic Nervous System: Pharmacology

Chapter 14: Nociceptive Physiology

Chapter 15: Opioid Agonists and Antagonists

Chapter 16: Non-Opioid Analgesics

Chapter 17: Local Anesthetics

Chapter 18: Neuromuscular Physiology and Pharmacology

Chapter 19: Neuromuscular Blockers and Reversal Drugs

Section 3: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

Chapter 20: Cardiovascular Physiology: Cellular and Molecular Regulation

Chapter 21: Cardiovascular Physiology: Integrative Function

Chapter 22: Vasopressors and Inotropes

Chapter 23: Antihypertensive Drugs and Vasodilators

Chapter 24: Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Chapter 25: Pulmonary Physiology

Chapter 26: Pulmonary Pharmacology

Section 4: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

Chapter 27: Liver and Gastrointestinal Physiology

Chapter 28: Nutritional and Metabolic Therapy

Chapter 29: Pharmacology of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Chapter 30: Endocrine Physiology

Chapter 31: Endocrine Pharmacology

Section 5: Fluid, Electrolyte and Hematologic Home


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"The balance of text is more favoured towards the pharmacology aspects. However, the physiology chapters all cover their subject well. The content of the chapter is all of a high standard and would be suitable for those preparing for post-graduate examinations... The book also comes with a link to access to a searchable online version via which also includes linkage through Medline to the text of references used and access to a library of the images for each chapter... In summary, this a useful well-written textbook of pharmacology, but both sciences are dealth with to a high standard. The images are excellent and complement the text. I am happy to recommend this book as a useful learning and reference source."

Britsh Journal of Anaesthesia, February 2014