Key Features

  • Unique clinical reasoning format teaches you not only the drug content but also how to use that knowledge in prescribing.
  • Pharmacokinetics tables summarize how drugs work within the body after administration.
  • UNIQUE! Controversy boxes address current issues in pharmacology from various viewpoints while challenging you to formulate your own opinions and stay current on ethical, legal, and practical issues in pharmacotherapuetics.
  • Drug interaction tables provide indispensable drug interaction information to help ensure safe pharmacotherapy.
  • Dosage regimen tables give you an overview of adult and pediatric dosage guidelines.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

1. Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics

2. Clinical Reasoning in Pharmacotherapeutics

3. Pharmacoeconomics

4. Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

6. Pharmacotherapeutics for Pregnant and Nursing Women

7. Pharmacotherapeutics for Children and Adolescents

8. Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults

II. COMMUNITY PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

9. Over-the-Counter Drugs

10. Vitamins and Minerals

11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine

12. Substance Abuse

13. Poisonings NEW!

III: DRUGS INFLUENCING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

14. Sympathetic Nervous System Drugs

15. Parasympathetic Nervous System Drugs

IV. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

16. Opioid Analgesics and Related Drugs

17. NSAIDs, DMARDs, and Related Drugs

18. Anesthetics

19. Antianxiety and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

20. Antidepressant and Antimania Drugs

21. Antipsychotic Drugs

22. Central Nervous System Stimulants

23. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

24. Drugs Used for Migraines NEW!

25. Antiepileptic Drugs

26. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease and Myasthenia Gravis

V. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

27. Antibiotics

28. Antiviral and Antifungal Drugs

29. Antitubercular and Antileprotic Drugs

30. Anthelmintic, Antimalarial, and Antiprotozoal Drugs

31. Sera, Vaccines, and Other Immunizing Drugs

32. Biologic Response Modifiers

33. Antineoplastic Drugs

VI. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

34. Inotropic Drugs

35. Antianginal Drugs

36. Antiarrhythmic Drugs

37. Antihypertensive Drugs

38. Antilipidemic Drugs

VI

Details

No. of pages:
1280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416032878
Electronic ISBN:
9781416068884