Veterinary Pharmacology

Veterinary Pharmacology : A Practical Guide for the Veterinary Nurse

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 14mm | 598.75g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Approx. 100 illustrations
  • 0750688629
  • 9780750688628
  • 243,020

Table of contents

PrefaceSection 1: Introduction to pharmacologyCh 1: The role of the veterinary nurse in drug therapyCh 2: Pharmacy lawCh 3: Pharmacy practiceCh 4: General pharmacologySection 2: The sciencesCh 5: BiologyCh 6: Chemical sciencesCh 7: MicrobiologySection 3: Applied pharmacologyCh 8: The treatment of infectionsCh 9: Immunological productsCh 10: Pharmaceutical preparations used for their actions on the respiratory systemCh 11: Pharmaceutical preparations for the cardiovascular systemCh 12: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the gastrointestinal tractCh 13: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the genito-urinary systemCh 14: Pharmaceutical preparations for the CNS and neuromuscular drugsCh 15: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the treatment of endocrine disordersCh 16: Pharmaceutical preparations used in the eye, ear, nose, throat and mouthCh 17: Pharmaceutical preparations used in dermatologyCh 18: Pharmaceutical preparations used for malignant disease and immunosuppressionCh 19: Pharmaceutical preparations used to treat poisoning casesCh 20: Pharmaceutical preparations used for nutrition and fluid balanceCh 21: Premedicants and local and general anaestheticsCh 22: AnalgesicsGlossaryAppendix: Multiple Choice Questions for Animal Nursing AssistantsIndexshow more

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