Summaries, outlines, and illustrations to help fully understand pharmacology. Subjects covered include: the autonomic nervous system, somatic nerves, diuretics, cardiovascular pharmacology, gastrointestinal drugs, pain and inflammation, and endocrine pharmacology.
Intended for medical assistants working in an ambulatory care setting, this textbook reviews the mathematics needed to calculate drug dosages, introduces the principles of medication administration, and describes medications that affect multiple body systems and medications that treat diseases specific to a body system. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
This comprehensive treatise on the reticuloendothelial system is a project jointly shared by individual members of the Reticuloendothelial (RE) Society and bio medical scientists in general who are interested in the intricate system of cells and molecular moieties derived from those cells which constitute the RES. It may now be more fashionable in some quarters to consider these cells as part of what is called the mononuclear phagocytic system or the lymphoreticular sys tem. Nevertheless, because of historical developments and current interest in the subject by investigators from many diverse areas, it seems advantageous to present in one comprehensive treatise current information and knowledge con cerning basic aspects of the RES, such as morphology, biochemistry, phylogeny and ontogeny, physiology, and pharmacology as well as clinical areas including immunopathology, cancer, infectious diseases, allergy, and hypersensitivity. It is anticipated that, by presenting information concerning these apparently het erogeneous topics under the unifying umbrella of the RES, attention will be focused on the similarities as well as interactions among the cell types constitut ing the RES from the viewpoint of various disciplines. The treatise editors and their editorial board, consisting predominantly of the editors of individual vol umes, are extremely grateful for the enthusiastic cooperation and enormous task undertaken by members of the biomedical community in general and especially by members of the American as well as European and Japanese Reticuloen dothelial Societies.
This textbook for medical and science students emphasises the mechanisms by which drugs act and relates these to pharmacological effects and clinical uses. It sets out for the reader a route from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions, to the uses of groups of drugs.
A comprehensive book on modern pharmacology with an extensive section on the principles of pharmacology. Now in two colours, paperback, with a 2-column format, the text has been redesigned to make learning easier for students.
This textbook presents a strong blend of in-depth pharmacology with clear, consistent nursing implications. It focuses on relevant nursing implications for each drug, and highlights key nursing diagnoses for each classification of drugs using a prototype approach. Each chapter begins with a chapter outline that integrates both key terms and key objectives within the outline. The text is broken down into manageable sub-sections. Concept Review boxes help readers to check whether they have understood important concepts along the way. Uses a prototype approach to teach students the characteristics of a drug classification bygiving all the details of one drug as an example. Then the text provides information on other drugs within the classification that differs from the drug prototype. Prototype descriptions include drug-drug and drug-environment interactions, diagnostic test alterations, life span considerations, and more. Drug tables in each chapter consistently present drugs by generic name, and describe how they are supplied, their dosages and routes of administration, and the relevant nursing considerations. Standardized body system figures clearly indicate the sites of action and/or adverse effects for each drug. Nursing Research boxes summarize recent findings, reviewing articles and providing possible student activities that relate to the specified topic. Each chapter has a separate section addressing life span implications for all drugs. A section on therapeutic nutrition covers volume and ion content of body fluids, enteral and parenteral nutrition, water soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals.