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Introduction to Pharmacology

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With the most essential information presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format, you are in good hands with Asperheim. The text begins with a practical review of the mathematics of drug dosage and principles of pharmacology, followed by drug chapters and streamlined drug monographs that include vital information on each drug, such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Prepare for the clinical setting all with an emphasis on safe medication administration and prevention of drug errors with Asperheim.

  • Considerations boxes call attention to the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults.
  • A Disorders Index (separate from the General Index) refers you to information about medications used for specific disorders.
  • Each chapter ends with Clinical Implications, Critical Thinking Questions, and Review Questions - all designed to help you check your mastery of the content and apply it to realistic clinical situations and issues.
  • Free resources on the student Evolve website: an audio glossary, with definitions and pronunciations for all key terms; hundreds of bonus review questions; open-book quizzes; web activities; and more!
  • Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest FDA approvals and withdrawals.
  • New chapters on Drug Therapy in Women and Molecular and Targeted Therapies keep you up to date on these fast-changing fields.
  • A new "Do-Not-Confuse” Drug List, located inside the back cover, helps you avoid confusion over lookalike/soundalike drugs.
  • Full-color design highlights key information and illustrates concepts in true-to-life color.

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Need-to-know information in a straightforward, easy-to-digest format

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Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro, MD, Staff Physician, Smith Medical Clinic, Pawleys Island, SC; Formerly Instructor of Pharmacology, St. Louis University School of Nursing and Health Services, St. Louis, MO

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Book Description Saunders, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Unit One: Mathematics of Drug Dosage 1. Roman Numerals 2. Fractions 3. Decimals 4. Percentage 5. Proportion 6. Fahrenheit and Celsius 7. Systems of Measurement 8. Drug Dosage for Children 9. Drug Dosage in Standardized Units Unit Two: Principles of Pharmacology 10. Introduction to Pharmacology 11. Drug Legislation and Drug Standards 12. Pharmaceutical Preparations 13. Introduction to Drug Dosage 14. Administration of Medications 15. Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition Unit Three: Drug Classifications 16. Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents 17. Antihistamines 18. Drugs That Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes 19. Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System 20. Drugs That Affect the Circulatory System 21. Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System 22. Pain Medications 23. Tranquilizers and Antidepressants 24. Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors 25. Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System 26. Drugs That Affect the Digestive System 27. The Endocrine Glands and Hormones 28. Diuretics and Other Drugs That Affect the Urinary System 29. Antineoplastic Drugs 30. Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives 31. Molecular and Targeted Therapies -- NEW! Unit Four Special Situations in Pharmacology 32. Drug Therapy in Women -- NEW! 33. Drug Therapy in Older Adults 34. Home Health and End-of-Life Care 35. Substance Abuse 36. Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions Glossary Appendix Answers to Exercises and Review Questions Disorders Index Therapeutic Index General Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1416059059

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