Applied pharmacology for the veterinary technician

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W. B. Saunders, 2004 - Medical - 436 pages
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Revised and updated, the third edition of this innovative reference presents the fundamental principles of pharmacology, administration of drugs, and pharmacologic calculations. It addresses all major categories of drugs in a consistent format, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse side effects. Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate the administration of common drug forms.

  • The consistent format provides easy and quick access to information. Each chapter is introduced with learning objectives, a chapter outline, and key terms with simple definitions.
  • Chapters are arranged to cover organ systems in a sequential manner, followed by chapters on antiinfectives, antiparasitics, antiinflammatory agents, and others.
  • Content includes detailed summaries of important drug laws, such as the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) and the Animal Drug Availability Act.
  • Technician Notes throughout the text provide helpful hints and important points technicians should be aware of to avoid errors and increase efficiency.
  • Drug descriptions use a consistent format clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse side effects that allows easy access to desired information.
  • Dosage calculations help readers administer drugs appropriately.
  • Outstanding photographs, tables, and illustrations supplement the text and summarize complex information.
  • Appendixes offer up-to-date references to emergency drugs, controlled substances, conversion tables, vaccinations, and other useful data.


  • A new chapter has been added on the importance of inventory control for the veterinary technician.
  • New sections are devoted to inhalation anesthetics, neuromuscular blocking drugs, inhalation therapy for respiratory disease, and parenteral nutrition.
  • Expanded information is included on key drug laws including a new list of drugs prohibited for extralabel use under the Animal Medicinal Use Clarification Act and a summary of the Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act.
  • Additional Technician's Notes provide assistance with important procedures.
  • Additional review questions are offered in each chapter.

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Contents

General Pharmacology
1
Pharmacodynamics
13
Federal Laws Relating to Drug Development
20
Copyright

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