Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Pharmacology for Health Professionals Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Publication Date: April 30, 2012
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781608315758
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Ideal for introductory pharmacology courses, LWW's Pharmacology for the Health Professions offers a concise introduction to pharmacological concepts for students in the health professions. Now in a fully updated Second Edition, this full-color text provides a solid foundation in the basic principles of pharmacology, including the actions, indications, contradictions, and adverse effects of drug classes. A companion website offers animations and self-study materials for students and teaching resources for faculty.

The 2nd edition includes fully-revised drug tables (both in print and online), and new chapters in Math Review and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It also offers students a wealth of online resources (interactive activities, online modules, and case studies) to help them learn, study, and retain the key concepts from the text/course.


Fully revised and updated, with exhaustive Drug Tables containing the most current drug information.
New! Chapters on Math Review and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provide a foundation in subjects critical to an understanding of pharmacology.
Informative text displays, including Fact Check, Lifespan Considerations, Alert!, Facts About..., Signs & Symptoms, and Complementary and Alternative Medicines, for more in-depth information.
Chapter Review Questions, Critical Thinking, Web Activities, and more.
On-line student resources, including answers to Fact Check questions, animations, new interactive review questions, and new review modules from Lippincott's Illustrated Tutorials and Case Studies, as well as teaching resources for instructors.
Companion Study Guide also available.

W. Renee Acosta RPh, MS
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Edition: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608315758
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 608
Pub Date: April 30, 2012
Weight: 3.25

UNIT I Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology

1 General Principles of Pharmacology

2 The Administration of Drugs

3 Math Review

UNIT II Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System

4 Central Nervous System Stimulants

5 Anticonvulsants and Antiparkinsonism Drugs

6 Cholinesterase Inhibitors

7 Psychiatric Drugs

8 Analgesics and Antagonists

9 Anesthetic Drugs

10 Antiemetic and Antivertigo Drugs

UNIT III Drugs That Affect the Peripheral Nervous System

11 Adrenergic Drugs

12 Adrenergic Blocking Drugs

13 Cholinergic Drugs

14 Cholinergic Blocking Drugs (Anticholinergics)

UNIT IV Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System

15 Bronchodilators and Antiasthma Drugs

16 Antihistamines and Decongestants

17 Antitussives, Mucolytics, and Expectorants

UNIT V Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System

18 Cardiotonics and Miscellaneous Inotropic Drugs

19 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

20 Antianginal and Peripheral Vasodilating Drugs

21 Antihypertensive Drugs

22 Antihyperlipidemic Drugs

23 Anticoagulant and Thrombolytic Drugs

24 Antianemia Drugs

UNIT VI Drugs That Affect the Urinary System

25 Diuretics

26 Urinary Anti-Infectives

27 Miscellaneous Urinary Drugs

UNIT VII Drugs That Affect the Gastrointestinal System

28 Drugs That Affect the Stomach and Pancreas

29 Drugs That Affect the Gallbladder and Intestines

UNIT VIII Drugs That Affect the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

30 Antidiabetic Drugs

31 Pituitary and Adrenocortical Hormones

32 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs

33 Male and Female Hormones and Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction

34 Uterine Drugs

UNIT IX Anti-Infective Drugs

35 Antibacterial Drugs

36 Antimycobacterial Drugs

37 Antiviral, Antiretroviral, and Antifungal Drugs

38 Antiparasitic Drugs

39 Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives

UNIT X Drugs That Affect the Immune System

40 Immunologic Agents

41 Antineoplastic Drugs

UNIT XI Drugs That Affect Other Body Systems

42 Musculoskeletal System Drugs

43 Integumentary System Topical Drugs

44 Otic and Ophthalmic Preparations

45 Fluids, Electrolytes, and Total Parenteral Nutrition

UNIT XII New and Alternative Drug Therapies

46 Complementary and Alternative Medicine


A Glossary

B Answers to Fact Check Questions

C Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Form

D MedWatch Form

E Drugs and Health Care Information Sources on the World Wide Web

F Abbreviations

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