Practical Pharmaceutical Calculations

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2008 - Pharmaceutical arithmetic - 127 pages
Understanding practical pharmaceutical calculations is essential for healthcare professionals. Even simple errors in calculation can have serious - and possibly fatal - consequences. Fully revised and updated, with entirely new chapters and a focus on basic arithmetic, this best-selling practical guide begins by explaining simple units of measurements and expressions of concentration, followed by demonstrations of how straight-forward calculations can be used to estimate individual patient dosages. At the end of each chapter there are self assessment calculations, with fully worked answers - ideal for revision and self-assessment. With the book and free downloads you can always have the guide on hand when you need it most.
 

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Contents

The metric system
15
Expressions of concentration
23
Formulae for extemporaneous dispensing
31
Dilution of solutions
43
Incorporation of medicaments into solid preparations
50
Dosage calculations
59
Selfassessment
66
Loading dose
83
Suppositories
93
Summary test
101
Answers to the summary test
123
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MICHAEL BONNER AND DAVID WRIGHTrespectively Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford; Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford

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