Principles and Practice of Pharmacology for Anaesthetists

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2009 - Medical - 376 pages
This fifth edition of Principles and Practice of Pharmacology for Anaesthetists continues to provide a comprehensive scientific basis and a readable account of the principles of pharmacology, as well as practical guidance in the use of drugs that is relevant to clinical anaesthesia.
With these concepts in mind:
  • Every chapter in this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated
  • An additional chapter on Adverse Drug Reactions is included
  • For ease of reference, the structures of many commonly used agents are featured, with their sites of isomerism, when appropriate
  • Recommended International Non-proprietary Names (rINNs) are generally used for generic agents, although preference has been given to the current nomenclature for adrenaline and noradrenaline

As in previous editions, a comprehensive glossary covering abbreviations and acronyms is included to aid the reader.

Principles and Practice of Pharmacology for Anaesthetists is an invaluable resource, both for candidates of professional examinations in anaesthesia and the practising anaesthetist wishing to refresh their pharmacological knowledge.

 

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Contents

1 Drug Absorption Distribution and Elimination
1
2 Pharmacokinetics
23
3 Drug Action
43
4 Drug Interaction
68
5 Variability in Drug Response
86
6 Adverse Drug Reactions
100
7 Intravenous Anaesthetic Agents
110
8 Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents
129
11 Analgesic Drugs
195
12 Drugs used in Premedication and Antiemetic Agents
227
13 Drugs and the Autonomic Nervous System
246
Drugs that Are Used to Induce Hypotension
271
15 Antiarrhythmic and Antianginal Drugs
287
16 Antiplatelet Drugs Anticoagulants and Fibrinolytic Agents
307
17 Corticosteroids and Hypoglycaemic Agents
328
Glossary
346

9 Local Anaesthetics
149
10 Drugs that act on the Neuromuscular Junction
171

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About the author (2009)

Norman Calvey, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool

Norton Williams, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, Formerly Consultant Anaesthetist, Whiston Hospital

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