Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
The third edition of this market leading book has been thoroughly updated and expanded, with additional contributions from experts in the field, to include all new drugs available to the anaesthetist and intensive care specialist. Basic pharmacological principles, vital to understanding how individual drugs actually have their effects, are dealt with methodically and with many highly annotated diagrams and tables. With hospital infections becoming increasingly prevalent, the important section on antibiotics has been further expanded. With the third edition, this well established title continues to provide its readers with the most concise yet comprehensive coverage of all aspects of pharmacology. An ideal aid to study and practice for junior and trainee anaesthetists, critical care nurses and all physicians and healthcare professionals working in theatre, accident and emergency departments or intensive care units.
- Paperback | 392 pages
- 152 x 224 x 20mm | 598.74g
- 01 Apr 2008
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 3rd Revised edition
"With its especially informative and concentrated chapters on the subjects of pharmacology of drugs, medicinal chemistry, mathematics, and pharmacokinetics, Basic Principles is undeniably the best section of the book. In my opinion, the chapters in this section are well worth the price of the book and would be of great benefit to residents in any medical specialty....Overall, the book is well written and the information is very well presented, and it merits both the reputation and the audience it has garnered." --Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
Table of contents
Part I. Basic Principles: 1. Drug passage across the cell membrane; 2. Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; 3. Drug action; 4. Drug interaction; 5. Isomerism; 6. Mathematics and pharmacokinetics; 7. Medicinal chemistry; Part II. Core Drugs in Anaesthetic Practice: 8. General anaesthetic agents; 9. Inhaled anaesthetics; 10. Analgesics; 11. Local anaesthetics; 12. Muscle relaxants and anticholinesterases; Part III. Cardiovascular Drugs: 13. Sympathomimetics; 14. Adrenoceptor antagonists; 15. Anti-arrhythmics; 16. Vasodilators; 17. Antihypertensives; Part IV. Other Important Drugs: 18. Central nervous system; 19. Antiemetics and related drugs; 20. Drugs acting on the gut; 21. Intravenous fluids; 22. Diuretics; 23. Antimicrobials; 24. Drugs affecting coagulation; 25. Hypoglycaemic agents; 26. Corticosteroids and other hormone preparations.
About Tom E. Peck
Tom Peck is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. Sue Hill is a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at Southampton General Hospital.