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Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Students in Associated Professions - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780433175421, 9781483182964

Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Students in Associated Professions

2nd Edition

Author: Bernard R. Jones
eBook ISBN: 9781483182964
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 300
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Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Students in Associated Professions, Second Edition reviews the progress made in the realm of therapy and the exploration of the drug trends already established. This book explains certain aspects of the International System of Units (SI) as they concern the nursing sphere. Organized into 25 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the main routes chosen for administering a drug that are influenced by various factors, such as the condition of patient, speed of action, and convenience. This text then examines the various types of laxatives that induce or aid in evacuation of the bowel. Other chapters consider the various drugs and procedures employed in kidney failure. This book discusses as well the types and uses of intravenous infusions. The final chapter deals with the calculations that need to be performed by the nursing staff. This book is a valuable resource for nurses and student nurses.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition



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; Isotonic Solutions;—Subcutaneous Infusions; with a Note on the Millimole Unit

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—Anti-Anemics—Haemostatics—Anticoagulants

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; Anorectics; Drugs Used in Parkinsonism; Muscle Relaxants; Cholinergic Drugs; Drugs Acting on the Uterus

Chapter 12 Analgesics with Antirheumatic Drugs

Chapter 13 Anesthetics—General—Local

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 with an Outline of the Immune-Response Mechanism and Related Therapy

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—Requisitioning—Storage—Administration—Patient Counseling

Chapter 24 Poisons Regulations—as They Apply to the Hospital Ward

Chapter 25 Calculations


Factors Which May Influence Dosage

Principles of Emergency Treatment of Poisoning



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