Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323084970, 9780323085786

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

2nd Edition

Authors: Kathy Moscou Karen Snipe
Print ISBN: 9780323084970
eBook ISBN: 9780323085786
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 28th November 2012
Page Count: 776


Organized to provide an in-depth review of the ASHP content requirements for pharmacology and anatomy and physiology, Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition is comprehensive, yet approachable. It offers complete coverage of body systems structure to correspond to the way pharmacology is taught in most programs, as well as patient scenarios, anatomy and physiology refreshers, drug monographs with pill photos, and a number of learning aids.

Key Features

  • Overviews of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body system unit provide a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology to help you understand how drugs work in the body.
  • Mini drug monographs in every body system and drug classification chapter contain valuable drug information and pill photos for quick reference.
  • Summary drug tables with generic/brand name, usual dose and dosing schedule, and warning labels offer at-a-glance access to information about specific drugs.
  • Helpful Tech Notes enhance your understanding of the practical knowledge needed in the pharmacy setting and help you relate new concepts to practical use.
  • Tech Alerts offer critical reminders and warnings to help you learn to identify and avoid common pharmacy errors.
  • Technician's Corner critical thinking exercises prepare you for on-the-job situations by providing a set of facts and asking you to reach a conclusion.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

  1. Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  2. Principles of Pharmacology
  3. Pharmacodynamics
  4. Drug Interactions and Medication Errors
  5. Unit 2: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System and Central Nervous System

    Introduction to the Nervous System

  6. Treatment of Anxiety
  7. Treatment of Depression
  8. Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
  9. Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease
  10. Treatment of Seizure Disorders
  11. Treatment of Pain
  12. Treatment of Migraine Headache and Alzheimer’s Disease
  13. Treatment of Sleep Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  14. Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System

    Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

  15. Neuromuscular Blockade
  16. Treatment of Muscle Spasms
  17. Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases That Affect the Musculoskeletal System
  18. Treatment of Osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of the Bone
  19. Treatment of Hyperuricemia and Gout
  20. Unit 4: Treatment of Diseases of the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

    Introduction to the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

  21. Treatment of Glaucoma and Other Disorders of the Eye
  22. Treatment of Vertigo and Other Disorders of the Ear
  23. Treatment of Ophthalmic and Otic Infections
  24. Unit 5: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

    Introduction to the Cardiovascular System and Hematological System

  25. Treatment of Angina
  26. Treatment of Hypertension
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About the Author

Kathy Moscou

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Affiliate Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Former Director, Pharmacy Technician Program (1989-2006), North Seattle Community College, Vancouver, WA

Karen Snipe

Affiliations and Expertise

Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator, Department Head, Diagnostic and Imaging Services, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC


NEW REVIEW -- MOSCOU / Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians. Elsevier, 2008, $62.95. Imprint: Mosby.

Moscou, Kathy, RPh, MPH; Snipe, Karen R., CPhT, MEd

ISBN: 978-0-323-04720-3, 759 pages, soft cover.


Laila Elkadi, BSc Pharm, MBA(Temple University Health System - Northeastern Hospital)

This book covers the pharmacology and pathophysiology of the human body system by system and the medications used to treat each system's disorders. It is systematic and compelling to read.

This book covers the pharmacology and pathophysiology of the human body system by system and the medications used to treat each system's disorders. It is systematic and compelling to read.

This book is written for students as well as their instructors. It also can be used as one of the references in any pharmacy's library.

From the history of medicine and medication discovery and approval by the FDA to drug administration, absorption and pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of each medication, this book discusses the pharmacology and pathophysiology of human body systems (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, autonomic nervous, etc.). The book has many excellent features: it is appropriately and accurately illustrated; important notes pop up in the margins as quick reminders; pertinent forms are included (such as the FDA MedWatch); each chapter is followed by a short set of questions addressing the chapter's high points. The book includes a user-friendly CD-ROM full of quiz questions and self exams as well as pill pictures of high quality resolution. The index quickly takes the reader to the needed subject page. As a practicing pharmacist, I would like to see future editions make a tie-in to the job description of a pharmacy technician. Also, a c