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The Chicago Review Press pharmacology made easy for NCLEX-PN : review and study guide
Waide, Linda.
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Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2001]

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xi, 264 pages ; 28 cm + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.)
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Pharmacology is the most difficult aspect of the NCLEX licensure examination for both practical and registered nurses. With new drugs introduced every day and drug interactions a more serious concern than ever before, nursing students need quick, convenient access to up-to-date drug information in order to pass their licensure exams. In a market dominated by lengthy tomes priced nearly double, the Pharmacology Made Easy study guides are the most efficient and economical review choices available. In each book, 295 carefully prepared written test questions cover drug actions, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, interactions, nursing considerations, and therapeutic benefits for more than 600 medications. Complete rationales for correct and incorrect answers are provided. Each book includes a 100-item interactive practice test on disk.

Author Notes

Linda Waide, M.S.N., M.Ed., R.N. , and Berta Roland, M.S.N., R.N. , are coauthors of The Chicago Review Press NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Practice Test and Review . They are owners of Contemporary Health Systems, Incorporated, which has offered nursing review courses for both the RN and PN licensure examinations for more than 15 years nationwide.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Purpose of Drugs
Drug Names
Routes of Drug Absorption
Practice Test 1 Anti-Infective Agentsp. 1
Overviewp. 2
Questionsp. 5
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 13
Practice Test 2 Antineoplastic Agentsp. 25
Overviewp. 26
Questionsp. 28
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 33
Practice Test 3 Cardiovascular Agentsp. 41
Overviewp. 42
Questionsp. 43
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 51
Practice Test 4 Fluid and Electrolytic Agentsp. 63
Overviewp. 64
Questionsp. 65
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 73
Practice Test 5 Gastrointestinal Tract Agentsp. 83
Overviewp. 84
Questionsp. 85
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 91
Practice Test 6 Hematologic Agentsp. 97
Overviewp. 98
Questionsp. 99
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 103
Practice Test 7 Hormonal Agentsp. 109
Overviewp. 110
Questionsp. 113
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 121
Practice Test 8 Immunomodulation Agentsp. 133
Overviewp. 134
Questionsp. 136
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 141
Practice Test 9 Autonomic Nervous System Agentsp. 149
Overviewp. 150
Questionsp. 152
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 155
Practice Test 10 Central Nervous System Agentsp. 159
Overviewp. 160
Questionsp. 163
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 169
Practice Test 11 Nutritional Agentsp. 177
Overviewp. 178
Questionsp. 179
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 185
Practice Test 12 Ophthalmic, Otic, and Nasal Agentsp. 193
Overviewp. 194
Questionsp. 196
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 199
Practice Test 13 Respiratory Tract Agentsp. 203
Overviewp. 204
Questionsp. 205
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 211
Practice Test 14 Topical Agentsp. 219
Overviewp. 220
Questionsp. 221
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 225
Practice Test 15 Miscellaneous Medicationsp. 231
Overviewp. 232
Questionsp. 234
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 239
Common Abbreviationsp. 247
Drug Names and Pronunciations, Trade Names, and Classification(s)p. 248
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categoriesp. 261
Table of Measurement Equivalentsp. 262