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Author: Clare West; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Series: Oxford Bookworms. Stage 5
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of a series designed to provide English language students at all levels of comprehension with the opportunity to extend their reading and appreciation of English, this story at Level 5 concerns  Read more...

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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare West; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0194216535 9780194216531
OCLC Number: 24713429
Awards: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1975.
Description: 89 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Sect. I. Clinical pharmacology: the scientific basis of drug therapy --
1. The four processes of drug therapy --
2. The pharmaceutical process: is the drug getting into the patient? --
3. The pharmacokinetic process: is the drug getting to its site of action? --
4. The pharmacodynamic process: is the drug producing the required pharmacological effect? --
5. The therapeutic process: is the pharmacological effect being translated into an appropriate therapeutic effect? --
6. Practical applications of the analysis of drug therapy --
7. Monitoring drug therapy --
8. Pharmacogenetics --
9. Adverse reactions to drugs --
10. Drug interactions --
11. Drug therapy in young and old people --
12. Drug therapy and reproduction --
13. Patient compliance --
14. Placebos --
15. Drug discovery and development: the pharmaceutical industry and the regulatory authorities --
16. Clinical trials --
17. The drug history and the clinical examination and investigation of drug effects --
Sect. II. Practical prescribing --
18. Principles of prescribing --
19. How to write a prescription --
20. Sources of information on drugs --
Sect. III. The drug therapy of disease --
21. Introduction to drug therapy --
22. The drug therapy of infectious diseases --
23. The drug therapy of cardiovascular disorders --
24. The drug therapy of respiratory disorders --
25. The drug therapy of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and biliary disorders --
26. Drugs and the kidney and the drug therapy of renal, urinary tract, and prostatic disorders --
27. The drug therapy of endocrine and metabolic disorders --
28. The drug therapy of blood disorders --
29. The drug therapy of disorders of bones and joints --
30. The drug therapy of neurological disorders --
31. The drug therapy of psychiatric disorders --
32. The relief of pain --
33. General anaesthesia and local anaesthetics --
34. Drug dependence and abuse --
35. The management of poisoning --
36. The principles of cancer chemotherapy --
37. Immunosuppression and the drug therapy of allergies, connective tissue disorders, and primary immunodeficiencies --
Sect. IV. Pharmacopoeia --
Introduction --
Index to drugs listed in the Pharmacopoeia --
Pharmacopoeia --
General Index.
Series Title: Oxford Bookworms. Stage 5
Responsibility: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; retold by Clare West.

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