Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Core Concepts in Pharmacology

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Prediction of drug action requires a thorough knowledge of both natural and applied sciences, making pharmacology one of the most challenging subjects for those embarking on careers in the health sciences. Assuming no prior knowledge, Core Concepts in Pharmacology presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective drawing upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make drug therapy understandable. An essential book for anyone entering into an allied health occupation, it is appropriate for a stand-alone course or as a resource for anyone looking for a refresher. Features Include: *A FREE CD-ROM containing an interactive mathematics program, as well as animations of drug action *A FREE Companion Website containing additional review questions, links to pharmacology resources, and a test bank *Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter *Concept Reviews and Client Teaching boxes throughout each chapter reinforce difficult concepts *Chapter-ending review questions allow for critical thinking and review *A prototype approach to drug therapy with the most common described in detail and the remaining highlighted in a grid that shows the similarities and differences *Mechanism in Action feature shows life-like illustrations of drug action within the body for all prototype drugs - animated versions on the CD-ROM *Numerous diagrams and line art for visual learning *On the Job feature that discuss how pharmacology is applied the health occupations *Alternative and herbal therapies in each drug chaptershow more

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  • Mixed media product | 572 pages
  • 217.7 x 275.6 x 23.1mm | 1,197.49g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0130893293
  • 9780130893291

About Michael Patrick Adams

Michael Patrick Adams, RT(R), PhD is the Associate Dean for Health, Mathematics, and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has been registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for over 30 years. Dr. Adams obtained his master's degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida. Leland Norman Holland, PhD, JR is the Science Chair in the Division for Health, Mathematics, and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is actively involved in teaching and preparing students for various health professions including nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. He comes to the teaching profession after several years involvement in basic science research at the VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia, where he received his Ph.D. in pharmacology. He has taught pharmacology for 10 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. One of his paramount goals as an educator is to help students achieve success, and he has assisted many in their pursuit of healthcare more

Table of contents

I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY. 1. Introduction to Pharmacology; Drug Regulation and Approval. 2. Drug Classes, Schedules and Categories. 3. Methods of Drug Delivery. 4. What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered? 5. Substance Abuse. II. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. 6. Drugs for Disorders Associated with the Autonomic Nervous System. 7. Drugs for Anxiety, Daytime Sedation and Insomnia. 8. Drugs for Seizures. 9. Drugs for Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, Mood Disorders and Psychoses. 10. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. 11. Drugs for the Control of Pain and Fever. 12. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia. III. THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM. 13. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders. 14. Drugs for Hypertension. 15. Drugs for Heart Failure. 16. Drugs for Dysrhythmias. 17. Drugs for Chest Pain, Myocardial Infarction and Stroke. 18. Drugs for Acute Shock and Anaphylaxis. 19. Drugs for Lipid Disorders. IV. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. 20. Drugs for Inflammation, Allergies and Immune Disorders. 21. Drugs for Bacterial Infections. 22. Drugs for Fungal, Viral and Parasitic Infections. 23. Drugs for Neoplasia. V. THE RESPIRATORY, DIGESTIVE AND RENAL SYSTEMS. 24. Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders. 25. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders. 26. Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs. 27. Drugs for Kidney, Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders. VI. THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS. 28. Drugs for Endocrine Disorders. 29. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System. VII. THE MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM, INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM, EYES AND EARS. 30. Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Bone Disorders. 31. Drugs for Skin Disorders. 32. Drugs for Eye and Ear more

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