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Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Students in Associated Professions - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780433175438, 9781483141312

Pharmacology for Student and Pupil Nurses and Students in Associated Professions

2nd Edition

Author: Bernard R. Jones
eBook ISBN: 9781483141312
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 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.

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 Intra Venous 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


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

—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 counselling

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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