Pharmacology for Health Professionals - eBook

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Aug 22, 2018 - Medical - 1025 pages

Pharmacology for Health Professionals, fifth edition, introduces essential pharmacology principles and concepts required to understand the therapeutic effects and clinical uses of current drugs and medicines.

Written for allied health sciences and nursing students and underpinned by current evidence-based medicine, this substantially updated edition continues to cover topics vital to a holistic understanding of pharmacology. These topics include historical, legal and ethical considerations, pharmacokinetics, and the therapeutic applications and adverse effects of current Australian and New Zealand drugs.

  • Drug Monographs, Clinical Interest Boxes, Drug Interactions tables, and lists of key terms and abbreviations throughout the text help readers to master difficult concepts
  • Icons highlight discipline-specific content with additional resources available on evolve
  • Anatomy and physiology integrated throughout
  • Contemporary figures, tables and illustrations help readers to understand the mechanisms of drug action

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Instructor resources:

  • Test bank
  • Solutions to end-of-chapter review questions
  • Image collection
  • Comparative 4e vs 5e table of contents

Student resources:

  • Animations, including drug interactions
  • Additional Clinical Interest Boxes
  • Student quizzes
  • Discipline-specific resources:
    • Nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Paramedic science
  • Weblinks
  • All content revised and updated with more succinct chapters reduced by approximately 15%
  • A suite of animations support readers’ understanding of common drug interactions
  • Key Points boxes provide a snapshot of important information to reinforce readers’ learning
  • Updated drug names to align with international harmonisation of medicines information and recommendations by the Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • National and international guidelines are referenced
  • Expanded ‘Mechanism of Action’ for some drugs and drug classes
  • Update of therapeutic areas with new drug classes, e.g. cancer chemotherapy, antivirals and cardiac drugs
  • New information on clinically relevant drug interactions
  • Now includes an eBook with all print purchases
 

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Contents

Unit 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
1
Unit 2 Principles of Pharmacology
103
Unit 3 Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System
177
Unit 4 Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
223
Unit 5 Drugs Affecting the Heart and Vascular System
463
Unit 6 Drugs Affecting the Urinary System
527
Unit 7 Drugs Affecting the Blood
547
Unit 8 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
573
Unit 11 Drugs Affecting the Reproductive Systems
715
Unit 12 Drugs Used in Neoplastic Diseases
769
Unit 13 Drugs Affecting Microorganisms
813
Unit 14 Drugs Affecting Body Defences
879
Unit 15 Special Topics
933
Appendices
971
Figure and Picture Credits
999
Index
1001

Unit 9 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System
611
Unit 10 Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
643
Inside Back Cover
1037
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