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

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xi, 272 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.

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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. 55
Practice Test 4
Fluid and Electrolytic Agentsp. 71
Overviewp. 72
Questionsp. 73
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 81
Practice Test 5
Gastrointestinal Tract Agentsp. 91
Overviewp. 92
Questionsp. 94
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 99
Practice Test 6
Hematologic Agentsp. 105
Overviewp. 106
Questionsp. 107
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 111
Practice Test 7
Hormonal Agentsp. 117
Overviewp. 118
Questionsp. 121
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 129
Practice Test 8
Immunomodulation Agentsp. 139
Overviewp. 140
Questionsp. 142
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 145
Practice Test 9
Autonomic Nervous System Agentsp. 151
Overviewp. 152
Questionsp. 154
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 157
Practice Test 10
Central Nervous System Agentsp. 163
Overviewp. 164
Questionsp. 167
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 173
Practice Test 11
Nutritional Agentsp. 181
Overviewp. 182
Questionsp. 183
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 187
Practice Test 12
Ophthalmic, Otic, and Nasal Agentsp. 195
Overviewp. 196
Questionsp. 198
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 201
Practice Test 13
Respiratory Tract Agentsp. 205
Overviewp. 206
Questionsp. 207
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 215
Practice Test 14
Topical Agentsp. 227
Overviewp. 228
Questionsp. 229
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 233
Practice Test 15
Miscellaneous Medicationsp. 239
Overviewp. 240
Questionsp. 242
Answers, Rationales, and Explanationsp. 247
Common Abbreviationsp. 255
Drug Names and Pronunciations, Trade Names, and Classification(s)p. 256
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categoriesp. 269
Table of Measurement Equivalentsp. 270