Pharmacology: A Handbook for Complementary Healthcare Professionals provides an accessible text and source book of pharmacology for both students and practitioners of complementary medicine. It covers the basic chemistry which builds into an understanding of basic organic chemistry, key pharmacological principles, herbal and nutritional chemical constituents and the use of conventional medication. Various different aspects are treated in a way, which creates linkages for clarity and clinical relevance.
Written in an accessible style and highly illustrated throughout.
- Relevant to all students and practitioners of complementary medicine
- Easy to read
- Includes over 200 illustrations
- Written by a leading practitioner and lecturer in pharmacology
Section 1: Basic pharmacological principles
2 The atom: the smallest unit of pharmacology
3 Bonds found in biological chemistry
4 Bonds continued
5 Nomenclature: representation of chemical structures and basic terminology
7 Free radicals
8 Acids and bases
Section 2: Important primary metabolic components
11 Amino acids and proteins
12 Purines and pyrimidines
13 Vitamins and minerals
Section 3: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
14 Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics: introduction
15 Methods of administration
16 How do drugs get into cells?
18 Drug excretion
19 Pharmacodynamics: how drugs elicit a physiological effect
Section 4: Plant pharmacology
20 Plant pharmacology. Introduction: secondary metabolites
23 Amines and alkaloids
Section 5: Orthodox medication
25 Orthodox medicine: introduction
26 Cardiovascular disorders
27 Problems with lipid metabolism
28 Blood disorders
30 Inflammation and the immune system
31 The nervous system
32 Analgesia and relief of pain
33 Neurological disease
34 Respiratory diseases
35 Gastrointestinal disorders
36 Urinary tract infection
37 Metabolic disorders
38 Reproductive hormones
Section 6: Toxicology
Section 7: The final analysis
41 Scientific tests
42 Information gathering and the final analysis
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- © Churchill Livingstone 2009
- 3rd October 2008
- Churchill Livingstone
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Chiropractor, acupuncturist, western and Chinese herbalist in private practice. Lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Northern College of Acupuncture. Lecturer in Western Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture. Peer reviewer, Clinical Chiropractic, Elsevier Journal.
Lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Northern College of Acupuncture, Lecturer in Western Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK
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