Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Core Concepts in Pharmacology, 5th edition

  • Leland Norman Holland, 
  • Michael P. Adams

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Core Concepts in Pharmacology is your guide to help predict drug action. The text places drugs in the context of their therapeutic use. You'll also find information that illuminates other challenging subjects -- such as anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology -- that are required for success in pharmacology.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137403462

Subject: Nursing

Category: Core Nursing Courses

Table of contents

UNIT 1: Basic Concepts in Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval
2. Drug Classes, Schedules, and Categories
3. Principles of Drug Administration
4. What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered
5. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
6. Preventing Medication Errors
7. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacology
8. Substance Abuse

UNIT 2: The Nervous System

9. Drugs Affecting Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System
10. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia
11. Drugs for Emotional, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders
12. Drugs for Psychoses
13. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases and Muscles
14. Drugs for Seizures
15. Drugs for Pain Management
16. Drugs for Anesthesia

UNIT 3: The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems

17. Drugs for Lipid Disorders
18. Drugs for Electrolyte and Acid-Base Imbalances
19. Drugs for Hypertension
20. Drugs for Heart Failure
21. Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke
22. Drugs for Shock and Anaphylaxis
23. Drugs for Dysrhythmias
24. Drugs for Coagulation and Hematologic Disorders

UNIT 4: The Immune System

25. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever
26. Drugs for Immune System Modulation
27. Drugs for Bacterial Infections
28. Drugs for Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Diseases
29. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 5: The Respiratory and Digestive Systems

30. Drugs for Respiratory Disorders
31. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders
32. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders and Obesity

UNIT 6: The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

33. Drugs for Endocrine Disorders
34. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
35. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System

UNIT 7: The Skeletal System, Integumentary System, and Eyes and Ears

36. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
37. Drugs for Skin Disorders
38. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

Appendix A: Complete Answers and Rationales to Review and Case Study Questions
Appendix B: Calculating Dosages
Guide to Special Features

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