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Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses

Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses

Paperback Hodder Arnold Publication

By (author) Terje Simonsen, By (author) Jarle Aarbakke, By (author) Dr. Roy Lysa, By (author) Ian Kay, By (author) Stella Evison, By (author) Paul Sinnott, By (author) Iain Coleman, Illustrated by Dr. Roy Lysa

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  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 276mm x 23mm | 1,315g
  • Publication date: 12 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340809728
  • ISBN 13: 9780340809723
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour line drawings
  • Sales rank: 154,085

Product description

Drug therapy is an increasingly important element in the treatment of patients, and understanding how a drug works is essential for all nurses. Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses is a fully comprehensive and beautifully illustrated textbook covering both the basic principles and the clinical aspects of pharmacology. The book provides clear and simple explanations of the way drugs act, looking at their effects and their use in a range of situations. Combining the basic and clinical aspects of pharmacology in one concise volume, it is an invaluable learning tool for nursing, biomedical and clinical science students.

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Terje Simonsen MD, Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology & Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Troms, Norway Jarle Aarbakke MD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Troms, Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Troms, Norway. Currently Principal of the University of Troms, Norway Ian Kay PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK Iain Coleman PhD, Biomedical Sciences Division, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK Paul Sinnott RGN, BSc(Hons), Education and Development Practitioner, Division of Medicine (Acute Medicine), Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK Illustrated by Roy Lysaa DSc, Post Doc Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacy, University of Troms, Norway

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"The book has extremely strong diagrams and illustrations and is well laid out in terms of sections and subheadings." The Journal of Advanced Nursing

Table of contents

Drugs and Their Use Drug Development Regulation and Management of Drug Therapy and Drug Errors Classification and Nomenclature Of Drugs Factors Affecting Drug Action Pharmacodynamics of Drugs Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Administration of Drugs and Drug Formulations Adverse Effects of Drugs Drug Interactions Individual Variations in Drug Responses Dosing of Drugs Pharmacology Of Organ Systems Structure and Function of the Nervous System Drugs Used in Neurological Disorders Drugs Used in Psychiatric Disorders Drugs With Central and Peripheral Analgesic Effect Drugs Used in Inflammatory and Autoimmune Joint Diseases Antimicrobial Drugs Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diseases of the Heart and Circulatory System Drugs Used in Diseases of the Pulmonary System Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal Diseases Drugs Used in Treating Diseases of the Blood Drugs Used in Endocrinological Disorders Drugs Used in Allergy, for Immune Suppression and in Cancer Treatment Drugs Used in Treating Diseases of the Urinary Tract Drugs Used in Treating Diseases of the Skin Drugs in Anaesthesia Drug Use on Special Situations The Use of Drugs During Pregnancy and the Breastfeeding Period Children and Drugs The Elderly and Drugs Drugs of Abuse Poisoning