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Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Students in Associated Professions is based on lectures that have been updated and presented to nurses in training for the State Registration and State Enrolment Examinations and to Students in Dispensing. This book describes therapies and drug trends in the industry, as well as many types of drugs, their administration, dosage, usage, and effects. Functions of the pertinent human anatomy are included to illustrate the absorption of these drugs. This book includes a section on patient counseling; the use of the International System of Units (SI); and the immune-response process related to specialized fields of treatment. Patient counseling is undertaken for patients who will continue treatment at home. The nurse gives proper advice on the administration of the patient's medicine. SI was adopted to enhance the standardization of the unit of measurement for volume, weight, temperature, and length. This standard includes the use of the terms Celsius, millimole, and joule and the way of writing abbreviations and numbers in the Metric system. The immune-response process deals with the mechanism and related aspects concerning the two groups of cytotoxics, antimitotics and antimetabolites. The side effects of these drugs when used, for example, in chemotherapy, are discussed. This book will prove useful to pharmacists, student pharmacy technicians, professors of pharmacology, practitioners of general medicines, and specialists with interests in drug therapy.
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 Intra Venous Infusions
—types and uses; isotonic solutions;
with a note on the millimole unit
Chapter 7 Cardiovascular Drugs
—digitalis and other drugs acting on the heart
—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; Anorectics; 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
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
—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
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
Factors Which may Influence Dosage Principles of Emergency Treatment of Poisoning
- No. of pages:
- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1978
- 1st January 1978
- eBook ISBN:
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