Key Features

  • Excellent quick refresher for practitioners and nurses
  • Presents coverage of major drugs as well as new arrivals
  • Geared toward use in pharmacology courses
  • Appendix discusses areas in pharmacology that are difficult for students (e.g., cardiac action potential)
  • Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
  • Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review
  • 50 succinct chapters written by experts their fields
  • All the most important "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®
  • Thorough, highly detailed index

Table of Contents

SECTION I. GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY
1. Pharmacokinetics
2. Pharmacodynamics

SECTION II. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
3. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
4. Anticonvulsant Drugs
5. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Depression
6. Antipsychotics and Drugs Used in the Therapy of Psychiatric Disorders
7. Drugs used in the Therapy of Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
8. Opiate Pharmacology

SECTION III. CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY
9. Autonomic Nervous System Pharmacology
10. Drugs that Affect the Parasympathetic Nervous System
11. Drugs that Affect the Sympathetic Nervous System
12. Calcium Channel Blockers
13. Direct Vasodil ators
14. Therapy of Hypertension
15. Therapy of Angina
16. Therapy of Cardiac Arrythmias
17. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure
18. Drugs that Affect the Clotting Cascase
19. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Hyperlipidemia
20. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Gout

SECTION IV. DIURETICS AND ANTIDIURETICS
21. Diuretics
22. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

SECTION V: DRUGS USED IN ANESTHESIA
23. General Anesthetics
24. Local Anesthetics

SECTION VI: DRUGS THAT AFFECT MUSCLE TISSUE AND BONE
25. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
26. Agents Used in Contracting Smooth Muscle
27. Drugs that Affect Bone Mineralization

SECTION VII: THE THERAPY OF PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
28. Nonsteroidal Pain Relievers
29. Steroids and Immunosuppressant Agents
30. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Asthma
31. Antihistamines

SECTION VIII: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
32. Drugs that Affect Gastric Acid Secretion
33. Drugs that Affect the Bowel
34. Antihelmintics

SECTION IX: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
35. Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus
36. Drugs that Affect the Thyroid Gland
37. Drugs that Affect the Reproductive System

Details

No. of pages:
305
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Hanley & Belfus
Print ISBN:
9781560534709

About the editor

Patricia Anthony

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies