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Focus on Nursing Pharmacology 2ND Edition

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Now in its Second Edition, this concise, user-friendly pharmacology text presents difficult concepts in a condensed, scientific approach. Organized by body system, it features abundant line art and tabular information to summarize pertinent concepts. Recurring features include: drugs and key term lists, bulleted chapter summaries, Web link icons, lifespan considerations, and NCLEX-style review questions. Now includes two new chapters on Dosage Calculations and Drug Therapy in the 21st Century. Also has increased information on pharmacokinetics, dosages and drug information, and more chapter study questions. Two free CD-ROMs feature over 700 patient teaching printouts and dosage calculations.

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Table of Contents

    PART 1 Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology 1

  1. Introduction to Drugs 3
  2. Drugs and the Body 15
  3. Toxic Effects of Drugs 28
  4. Nursing Management 36
  5. Dosage Calculations 44
  6. Drug Therapy in the 21st Century 52

    PART 2 Chemotherapeutic Agents 63

  7. Introduction to Cell Physiology 65
  8. Anti-infective Agents 73
  9. Antibiotics 81
  10. Antiviral Agents 114
  11. Antifungal Agents 130
  12. Antiprotozoal Agents 140
  13. Anthelmintic Agents 155
  14. Antineoplastic Agents 166

    PART 3 Drugs Acting on the Immune System 195

  15. Introduction to the Immune Response and Inflammation 197
  16. Anti-inflammatory Agents 208
  17. Immune Modulators 222
  18. Vaccines and Sera 234

    PART 4 Drugs Acting on the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems 247

  19. Introduction to Nerves and the Nervous System 249
  20. Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents 260
  21. Antidepressant Agents 273
  22. Psychotherapeutic Agents 287
  23. Antiepileptic Agents 302
  24. Antiparkinsonism Agents 319
  25. Muscle Relaxants 331
  26. Narcotics and Antimigraine Agents 342
  27. General and Local Anesthetic Agents 360
  28. Neuromuscular Junction Blocking Agents 373

    PART 5 Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System 383

  29. Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System 385
  30. Adrenergic Agents 394
  31. Adrenergic Blocking Agents 406
  32. Cholinergic Agents 421
  33. Anticholinergic Agents 433

    PART 6 Drugs Acting on the Endocrine System 443

  34. Introduction to the Endocrine System 445
  35. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Agents 451
  36. Adrenocortical Agents 464
  37. Thyroid and Parathyroid Agents 476
  38. Antidiabetic Agents 494

    PART 7 Drugs Acting on the Reproductive System 511

  39. Introduction to the Reproductive System 513
  40. Drugs Affecting the Female Reproductive System 522
  41. Drugs Affecting the Male Reproductive System 541

    PART 8 Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System 553

  42. Introduction to the Cardiovascular System 555
  43. Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure 567
  44. Cardiotonic Agents 588
  45. Antiarrhythmic Agents 603
  46. Antianginal Agents 620
  47. Lipid-Lowering Agents 632
  48. Drugs Affecting Blood Coagulation 646
  49. Drugs Used to Treat Anemias 667

    PART 9 Drugs Acting on the Renal System 681

  50. Introduction to the Kidney and the Urinary Tract 683
  51. Diuretic Agents 690
  52. Drugs Affecting the Urinary Tract and Bladder 704

    PART 10 Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System 717

  53. Introduction to the Respiratory System 719
  54. Drugs Acting on the Upper Respiratory Tract 726
  55. Drugs Used to Treat Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders 744

    PART 11 Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System 763

  56. Introduction to the Gastrointestinal System 765
  57. Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Secretions 772
  58. Laxative and Antidiarrheal Agents 788
  59. Emetic and Antiemetic Agents 800

    Answers to Review Questions: 810

    Glossary: 813

    Appendices:

    1. Parenteral Agents 827
    2. Diagnostic Agents 831
    3. Topical Agents 835
    4. Ophthalmic Agents 842
    5. Vitamins 846

Product Details

ISBN:
9780781735384
Author:
Karch, Amy Morrison
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Author:
Karch, Army M.
Author:
Karch, Amy M
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
Pharmacy
Subject:
Nursing
Subject:
Nursing - Pharmacology
Subject:
Drug Therapy
Subject:
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Subject:
Nursing - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2000-066
Publication Date:
20021105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
28 cm. +

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