Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 6th edition

  • Susan M. Turley

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Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals simplifies the vast world of drugs and pharmaceuticals. It groups drug categories by therapeutic effects and the disease they're used to treat. The text streamlines drug data through an A-Z Drug Reference along with other resources. Word part and meaning boxes will deepen your understanding of medical terminology, while critical-thinking exercises will help gauge your comprehension.

The fully updated 6th Edition has been condensed into a 15-chapter text. This better accommodates a 16-week semester schedule and lets you focus on just one chapter per week. New “see-and-say” drug pronunciations, word part and meaning boxes, and enhanced activities will help you retain the material.

Published by Pearson (August 2nd 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137867677

Subject: Pharmacology

Category: Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals



  1. Introduction to Pharmacology
  2. Drug Testing, Drug Forms, and Drug Measurements
  3. Prescriptions and Using Drugs Therapeutically


  1. Gastrointestinal Drugs
  2. Analgesic Drugs and Musculoskeletal Drugs
  3. Respiratory Drugs
  4. Cardiovascular Drugs
  5. Hematologic Drugs
  6. Anti-Infective Drugs
  7. Urinary Drugs
  8. Reproductive Drugs
  9. Neurologic Drugs
  10. Psychiatric Drugs
  11. Endocrine Drugs
  12. Integumentary and Ophthalmic Drugs


  1. Cancer Drugs Appendix
  2. Vaccines Appendix
  3. Emergency Drugs, Intravenous Fluids, Blood Products, and Anesthetic Drugs
  4. Top Drugs by Sales and Prescriptions for 2019
  5. Key Words with Definitions
  6. Abbreviations, Short Forms, Symbols, and Their Meanings
  7. Suffixes Common to Generic Drugs and Drug Categories
  8. Error-Prone Abbreviations and Symbols

A-Z Drug Reference

Alphabetical List of Generic and Trade Name Drugs, Drug Categories, Indications, Doses, and See-and-Say Drug Pronunciations

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