Focus on Pharmacology: Essentials for Health Professionals, 3rd edition

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Focus on Pharmacology presents digestible amounts of information with varied exercises to help you apply what you've learned. It covers ethics, drug administration techniques, essential math, and medication errors along with the drugs intended to treat specific body systems and associated disorders.

Published by Pearson (July 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137561759

Subject: Pharmacology

Category: Focus on Pharmacology: Essentials for Health Professionals

Table of contents

Unit 1: General Principles 
1. Introduction to Pharmacology 
2. Pharmacodynamics
3. Pharmacokinetics
4. Drug Toxicity Pharmacogenomics
5. Law and Ethics of Medications 
6. Terminology, Abbreviations, and Dispensing Prescriptions 
7. Administration of Medications 

Unit 2: Mathematics and Dosage Calculations 
8. Principles of Math in Medicine 
9. Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents 
10. Adult and Pediatric Dosage Calculations 
11. Medication Errors and Prevention 

Unit 3: Drug Effects on Multiple Systems 
12. Nutritional Aspects of Pharmacology  
13. Dietary Supplements and Alternative Therapies
14. Toxicology 
15. Substance Abuse and Misuse
16. Antibacterial Agents 
17. Antiviral Agents
18. Antifungal Agents 
19. Antiprotozoal Agents
20. Vaccines and Immunoglobulins
21. Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs 
22. Antineoplastic Agents 

Unit 4: Drug Effects on Specific Systems 
23. Drugs Used to Treat Central Nervous System Conditions 
24. Drugs Used to Treat Autonomic Nervous System Conditions 
25. Anesthetic Agents 
26. Drugs Used to Treat Skin Conditions 
27. Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Conditions 
28. Drugs Used to Treat Vascular Conditions 
29. Drugs Used to Treat Hyperlipidemia and Related Conditions
30. Anticoagulants 
31. Drugs Used to Treat Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances 
32. Drugs Used to Treat Endocrine Conditions 
33. Drugs Used to Treat Reproductive Conditions 
34. Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Conditions 
35. Drugs Used to Treat Respiratory Conditions 
36. Drugs Used to Treat Musculoskeletal Conditions 
37. Drugs Used to Treat Eye Conditions 

Unit 5: Special Populations 
38. Drugs Used to Treat Geriatric Patients 
39. Drugs Used to Treat Pediatric Patients 
40. Drugs Used to Treat Pregnant Patients 


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