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Practical pharmacology for the pharmacy technician

Author: Joy Bellis Sakai
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2009.
Series: LWW pharmacy technician education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of the "LWW Pharmacy Technician Education Series", this book prepares technicians for pharmacy responsibilities by helping them understand how drugs affect human function. Focusing on classes of  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Bellis Sakai
ISBN: 9780781773485 0781773482
OCLC Number: 181359035
Description: xxiii, 711 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Pharmacology and pharmacy: past, present, and future --
Drug therapy and pharmacodynamics: the mechanics of drug action --
Pharmacokinetics: the absorption, distribution, and excretion of drugs --
The anatomy and physiology of the nervous system --
The autonomic nervous system: cholinergic agonists and antagonists --
The autonomic nervous system: adrenergic agonists and antagonists --
Anesthetic agents --
Central nervous system depressants: the anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs --
Central nervous system depressants: the opioid analgesics and antagonists --
Central nervous system stimulants and hallucinogens --
Antidepressants --
The antipsychotic drugs --
Drugs used to treat Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, and migraines --
The anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system --
Antiarrhythmic drugs --
Drugs used to treat heart failure and angina pectoris --
Treatment of hypertension --
Drugs affecting the blood --
The anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems --
Drugs affecting the respiratory system --
Diuretics and other drugs affecting the urinary system --
Treatment of gastrointestinal disorders --
Drugs used to treat musculoskeletal disorders --
Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system --
Hypothalamic, pituitary, and thyroid hormones --
Insulin and other drugs for diabetes --
The steroid hormones --
The immune system, infectious disease, and the principles of antimicrobial therapy --
Antibiotics: cell wall and protein synthesis inhibitors --
Antibacterials: sulfonamides, quinolones, urinary antiseptics, and antituberculars --
Drug treatment of fungal and parasitic infections --
Antiviral drugs and vaccines --
Cancer chemotherapy --
Fluids, nutrients, and electrolytes --
Antidotes and antivenins.
Series Title: LWW pharmacy technician education series.
Responsibility: Joy Bellis Sakai.

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