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Fundamentals of pharmacology

Author: Shane Bullock; Elizabeth Manias
Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Pearson Education, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th editionView all editions and formats
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Presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology. This wholly Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly full colour design.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shane Bullock; Elizabeth Manias
ISBN: 9781442563100 1442563109
OCLC Number: 852778882
Notes: Includes index.
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Contents: Section I: Pharmacology within the social context. 1. A historical perspective --
2. Sociocultural aspects --
Section II: Pharmacology within the professional context. 3. Health professionals and the law --
4. Ethical issues --
5. The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine adherence, education and advocacy --
6. The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine management --
Section III: Medicine administration and professional responsibilities. 7. Medicine formulations, storage and routes of administration --
8. The clinical decision-making process --
9. Medicine administration strategies and documentation --
10. Medication errors --
11. Management of common adverse drug reactions --
12. Risk communication: balancing the benefits and risks of drug treatment --
Section IV: General aspects of pharmacology. 13. Drug nomenclature --
14. Pharmacokinetics: absorption and distribution --
15. Pharmacokinetics: metabolism and excretion --
16. Drug interactions --
17. Pharmacodynamics --
18. Drug development, evaluation and safety --
19. Pharmacogenetics --
20. Pharmacokinetic factors that modify drug action --
21. Paediatric and geriatric pharmacology --
Section V: Toxicology. 22. Poisoning and envenomation --
23. The management of acute clinical overdose --
24. Contemporary drugs of abuse --
25. Drug abuse in sport. Section VI: Autonomic pharmacology. 26. General aspects of neuropharmacology --
27. Adrenergic pharmacology --
28. Cholinergic pharmacology --
Section VII: Chemical mediators. 29. An introduction to chemical mediators --
30. Histamine and antihistamines --
31. Prostaglandins and serotonin --
32. Nitric oxide and the endothelins Section VIII: Themodulation of behaviour, cognition and motor activity. 33. General concepts of psychopharmacology --
34. Antipsychotic agents --
35. Anxiolytics and hypnotics --
36. Antidepressants and mood stabilisers --
37. Medicines used in neurodegenerative disorders --
38. Antiseizure agents and muscle relaxants --
39. Central nervous system stimulants --
Section IX: Medicines used to relieve pain and produce anaesthesia. 40. Narcotic analgesics --
41. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic agents --
42. Medicines used to treat migraine --
43. General anaesthesia --
44. Local anaesthesia --
Section X: The modulation of oxygeneation and perfusion. 45. Medicines used to lower blood lipids --
46. Antihypertensive agents --
47. Medicines used to promote tissue perfusion --
48. Antithrombotic, fibrinolytic and haemostatic agents --
49. Diuretics and other renal medicines --
50. Medicines used to treat heart failure --
51. Medicines used to treat cardiac dysrhythmia --
52. Fluid and potassium imbalances --
53. Antianaemic agents --
54. Medicines used to maintain gas exchange --
55. Medicines for upper respiratory tract conditions Section XI: The modulation of gastrointestinal function. 56. Upper gastrointestinal tract drugs --
57. Lower gastrointestinal tract drugs --
58. Antiemetic agents --
Section XII: The modulation of body growth, development and metabolism. 59. Medicines and the pituitary gland --
60. Medicines and the thyroid --
61. Medicines and the pancreas --
62. Medicines and the adrenal cortex --
63. Medicines and the gonads --
64. Medicines and bone metabolism --
65. Hyperuricaemia and gout --
66. Obesity and its treatment --
Section XIII: Nutritional and natural therapies. 67. Vitamins, minerals and amino acids --
68. Enteral and parenteral nutrition --
69. Herbal medicines --
Section XIV: The modulation of cellular growth and proliferation. 70. Introduction to chemotherapy --
71. Sulphonamides and trimethoprim --
72. Antibacterial agents --
73. Antituberculotics and antileprotic agents --
74. Antiseptics and disinfectants --
75. Antiparasitic agents --
76. Antimalarial agents --
77. Antiviral agents --
78. Antifungal agents --
79. Immunomodulating agents --
80. Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents --
81. Gene therapies --
Section XV: Medicines used topically. 82. Medicines used in diseases of the skin --
83. Medicines and the eye --
Appendix A. Common prescription terminology --
B. Common American generic drug names --
C. SI units --
D. Medicine calculations --
E. Common symbols used in medication charts --
F. Common word mix-ups --
G. Drug-herbal interactions --
H. Orphan drugs.
Responsibility: Shane Bullock, Elizabeth Manias.

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Presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology. This wholly Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly full colour design.

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