Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Student Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Student Pharmacy Technicians

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: Bernard R. Jones
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141329

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Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Student Pharmacy Technicians is based on lectures presented to nurses in training for the State Registration and State Enrollment Examinations and to Students in Dispensing. The book presents an account of drugs that are in use or are very likely to be used. The text includes description of drug administration; antacids, gastric sedatives, laxatives, antidiarrheal, and diuretics are discussed in detail. The intravenous infusions, cardiovascular drugs, anti-anemics, hemostatics, and anticoagulants are described as to their effects and functions. A brief anatomy of the human circulatory process is presented. The next types of drugs discussed are those that target the respiratory system — expectorants and cough sedatives. The effects of sedatives, stimulants, analgesics, and anesthesia on the nervous system are discussed in detail. Antibiotics, drugs combating infection, tropical diseases, sera, and vaccines as prophylactic and therapeutic remedies are explained. Other drugs, such as antiseptic and disinfectants, drugs used in endoctrine therapy and malignant diseases, as well as drugs that are locally applied and those used in diagnosis are explained. The process of ordering, storage, and administration of drugs; calculations used in determining safe dosages; and the poisons regulations concerning dangerous and potentially harmful drugs are covered in detail. Pharmacists, student pharmacy technicians, professors of pharmacology, practitioners of general medicines, and specialists with interests in drug therapy will find this reference valuable.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction


    Chapter 1 How Drugs are Administered

    —the main routes employed

    —the forms in which they are used

    Chapter 2 The Metric System

    Chapter 3 Antacids and Gastric Sedatives

    with Carminatives; Emetics; Anti-emetics

    Chapter 4 Laxatives and Antidiarrhoeal Drugs

    Chapter 5 Diuretics

    —and other drugs acting on the urinary system

    —drugs and procedures used in kidney failure

    —drugs used in retention of urine—antidiuretics

    —drugs used in enuresis

    Chapter 6 Intravenous Infusions

    —types and uses;

    with a note on subcutaneous infusions

    Chapter 7 Cardiovascular Drugs

    —digitalis and other drugs acting on the heart

    —hypotensive drugs—vasodilators—vasoconstrictors

    —drugs used in cardiac arrhythmias

    Chapter 8 Drugs Which Affect the Blood


    Chapter 9 Vitamins

    Chapter 10 Drugs Used for Their Effect on the Respiratory System

    —expectorants—sedatives—bronchodilators and antispasmodics—stimulants—oxygen and carbon dioxide

    Chapter 11 Hypnotics and Sedatives

    with Anticonvulsants; Tranquillisers and Antidepressants; Antihistamines; Amphetamines; drugs used in Parkinsonism; Muscle relaxants; Cholinergic drugs; drugs acting on the uterus

    Chapter 12 Analgesics

    with antirheumatic drugs

    Chapter 13 Anaesthetics


    Chapter 14 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Infection

    —the chemotherapeutic drugs—drugs used in tuberculosis

    —the antibiotics

    Chapter 15 Anthelmintics

    with an outline of drugs used in tropical diseases

    Chapter 16 Sera and Vaccines

    Chapter 17 Antiseptics and Disinfectants

    Chapter 18 Drugs Used in Endocrine Therapy

    —the functions of the glands

    —the hormones—deficiency—excess

    —preparations used in treatment

    Chapter 19 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Malignant Disease—The Cytotoxics

    Chapter 20 Drugs Used by Local Application

    Chapter 21 Drugs Used in Diagnosis

    —general—urine examination—radiological

    Chapter 22 "Water" and "Spirit"

    —the various forms explained

    Chapter 23 Ward Medicine Routine


    Chapter 24 Poisons Regulations

    —as they apply to the Hospital Ward

    Chapter 25 Calculations


    The Imperial System Of Weights And Measures with conversion tables


Product details

  • No. of pages: 258
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141329

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Bernard R. Jones

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