Veterinary Pharmacology: A Practical Guide for the Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Pharmacology: A Practical Guide for the Veterinary Nurse

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By (author) Amanda Helen Rock

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 14mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 11 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0750688629
  • ISBN 13: 9780750688628
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 100 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 305,779

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"Veterinary Pharmacology" focuses on the practical application of knowledge and encourages a problem-solving approach by introducing a discussion of the potential uses of drugs and exploring a variety of therapies. The text builds upon a general background of anatomy and physiology, chemical sciences and microbiology enabling the reader to understand and engage with the topic more fully. Photographs and detailed line drawings illustrate the more complex areas of pharmacology and aid comprehension of the general action mechanisms of the various drugs discussed. Complicated concepts are presented in a user-friendly way to maximise understanding. This is the first pharmacology book designed and written specifically for veterinary nurses. The content throughout is multi-layered making the book relevant to not only all students but also the practising nurse. Specialist terminology is explained in the comprehensive glossary and each chapter contains self-assessment questions to reinforce learning. A multiple choice question and answer section is included at the end of the book and provides an excellent tool for revision.

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Table of contents

Preface Section 1: Introduction to pharmacology Ch 1: The role of the veterinary nurse in drug therapy Ch 2: Pharmacy law Ch 3: Pharmacy practice Ch 4: General pharmacology Section 2: The sciences Ch 5: Biology Ch 6: Chemical sciences Ch 7: Microbiology Section 3: Applied pharmacology Ch 8: The treatment of infections Ch 9: Immunological products Ch 10: Pharmaceutical preparations used for their actions on the respiratory system Ch 11: Pharmaceutical preparations for the cardiovascular system Ch 12: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the gastrointestinal tract Ch 13: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the genito-urinary system Ch 14: Pharmaceutical preparations for the CNS and neuromuscular drugs Ch 15: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the treatment of endocrine disorders Ch 16: Pharmaceutical preparations used in the eye, ear, nose, throat and mouth Ch 17: Pharmaceutical preparations used in dermatology Ch 18: Pharmaceutical preparations used for malignant disease and immunosuppression Ch 19: Pharmaceutical preparations used to treat poisoning cases Ch 20: Pharmaceutical preparations used for nutrition and fluid balance Ch 21: Premedicants and local and general anaesthetics Ch 22: Analgesics Glossary Appendix: Multiple Choice Questions for Animal Nursing Assistants Index