Fundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

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Cengage Learning, Oct 29, 2008 - Medical - 512 pages
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Understanding how drugs act within the body and what they are used for is critical to the field of pharmacology. The pharmacy technician needs a working knowledge of the mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, and drug interactions of the medications they handle on a daily basis. Fundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians provides this foundational knowledge. A review of anatomy and physiology is followed by a comprehensive discussion of the physiology of the body systems relative to the mechanism of action of specific drug classes. The pathophysiology of disease states is addressed to illustrate specific drug classes in the context of treatment options.
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Contents

GENERAL ASPECTS OF PHARMACOLOGY
1
PHARMACOLOGY RELATED TO SPECIFIC BODY SYSTEMS AND DISORDERS
45
PHARMACOLOGY FOR DISORDERS AFFECTING MULTIBODY SYSTEMS
355
PHARMACOLOGY FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
469
Case Studies
533
Top 200 Drugs by Prescription
536
Common Lookalike and Soundalike Drugs
540
Classifications of Drug Schedules in the United States and Canada
542
Specific Antidotes
552
Reporting of Medical Errors
553
DrugFood Interactions
555
Drugs That Should not Be Crushed
558
Drug Identification Guide
559
Answer Keys
563
Glossary
571
Index
585

Drug Dosage Calculations
545
Immunizations
549

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Dr. Moini is a Professor of Science at Eastern Florida State College. Formerly the Director of Allied Health Programs at Everest University, where he established the Medical Assisting Program and Associate Degree Program, Dr. Moini also served the Brevard County Health Department as an epidemiologist and health educator consultant, offering continuing education courses on pharmacology, medication errors, immunizations, and other important topics. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Moini spent nine years as an Assistant Professor at Tehran University Medical and Nursing School. An internationally published author of more than eight allied health textbooks, Dr. Moini is actively involved in helping students prepare for careers in various health professions, including pharmacy, nursing, and medical assisting.

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