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Title:
Essentials of pharmacology for health occupations
Author:
Woodrow, Ruth.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Albany : Delmar Thomson Learning, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxii, 567 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780766838901
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Book

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Organized according to classifications, this book provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format. The Internet as a reference tool is examined, and includes links to reliable websites. The new edition is updated with 200 new drugs, information about the uses and effects of herbs, and the USP Quality Review list of similar drug names.CD-ROM in the back of Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations includes: multiple-choice and fill-in the blank questions, a speed test, tic-tac-toe, the Pharmacology Championship Game, Crossword Puzzles, Case Studies and sound-alike drugs activity.


Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
How to Use the Student Activity CD-ROMp. xx
Part I Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1. Consumer Safety and Drug Regulationsp. 3
Drug Lawsp. 4
FDA and DEAp. 9
Health Care Workers and the Lawp. 9
Chapter 2. Drug Names and Referencesp. 13
Classificationsp. 14
Identifying Namesp. 15
Legal Terms Referring to Drugsp. 17
Terms Indicating Drug Actionsp. 18
Drug Referencesp. 20
Drug Cardsp. 23
Chapter 3. Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugsp. 25
Sources of Drugsp. 25
Effects of Drugsp. 27
Drug Processing by the Body (Pharmacokinetics)p. 28
Absorptionp. 29
Distributionp. 30
Metabolismp. 31
Excretionp. 31
Other Variablesp. 32
Unexpected Responses to Drugsp. 36
Chapter 4. Medication Preparations and Suppliesp. 41
A Space-Age Drug Formp. 42
Standard Drug Formsp. 42
Suppliesp. 52
Chapter 5. Abbreviations and Systems of Measurementp. 61
Abbreviationsp. 61
Systems of Measurementp. 64
Chapter 6. Safe Dosage Preparationp. 71
Basic Arithmetic Testp. 72
Calculation Guidelinesp. 73
Method 1 Basic Calculationp. 73
Method 2 Ratio and Proportionp. 76
Pediatric Dosagep. 80
Geriatric Dosagep. 82
Prevention of Medication Errorsp. 82
Chapter 7. Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administrationp. 87
Responsible Drug Administrationp. 87
Medication Errorsp. 88
Principles of Administrationp. 89
Chapter 8. Administration by the Gastrointestinal Routep. 99
Administration of Medications Orallyp. 101
Administration of Medications by Nasogastric Tubep. 107
Administration of Medications by Gastric Tubep. 109
Administration of Medications Rectallyp. 109
Chapter 9. Administration by the Parenteral Routep. 117
Sublingual and Buccal Administrationp. 118
Transcutaneous Drug Delivery Systemp. 118
Inhalation Therapyp. 121
Injectionsp. 124
Skin Medicationsp. 139
Application to the Mucous Membranesp. 139
Eye Medicationsp. 139
Chapter 10. Poison Controlp. 149
Poisoning by Ingestionp. 150
Poisoning by Inhalationp. 151
External Poisoning of Skin or Eyesp. 151
Poisoning by Sting and Snakebitep. 151
People at Riskp. 152
Part II Drug Classificationsp. 159
Chapter 11. Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbsp. 161
Fat-Soluble Vitaminsp. 163
Water-Soluble Vitaminsp. 167
Mineralsp. 175
Antioxidantsp. 184
Alternative Medicinesp. 185
Referencesp. 190
On-Line Referencesp. 191
Chapter 12. Skin Medicationsp. 197
Antipruriticsp. 198
Corticosteriodsp. 199
Emollients and Demulcentsp. 200
Keratolyticsp. 200
Scabicides and Pediculicidesp. 201
Antifungalsp. 202
Antiviralsp. 204
Local Anti-Infectivesp. 204
Cautions for Topical Medicationsp. 207
Chapter 13. Autonomic Nervous System Drugsp. 213
Adrenergicsp. 214
Adrenergic Blockersp. 215
Cholinergicsp. 217
Cholinergic Blockersp. 219
Chapter 14. Antineoplastic Drugsp. 225
Antimetabolitesp. 226
Alkylating Agentsp. 226
Plant Alkaloidsp. 227
Antitumor Antibioticsp. 228
Hormone Therapyp. 228
Biological Response Modifiersp. 229
Radioactive Isotopesp. 230
Cautions and Responsibilities for Antineoplastic Drugsp. 230
Chapter 15. Urinary System Drugsp. 237
Diureticsp. 237
Medications for Goutp. 243
Antispasmodicsp. 245
Cholinergicsp. 246
Analgesicsp. 247
Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)p. 247
Alpha-Blockersp. 248
Chapter 16. Gastrointestinal Drugsp. 255
Antacidsp. 255
Agents for Treatment of Ulcers and Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseasep. 257
Antispasmodics/Anticholinergicsp. 259
For Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 261
Antidiarrhea Agentsp. 261
Antiflatulentsp. 263
Laxatives and Catharticsp. 263
Antiemeticsp. 268
Chapter 17. Anti-Infective Drugsp. 275
Aminoglycosidesp. 277
Cephalosporinsp. 279
Macrolidesp. 280
Penicillinsp. 281
Quinolonesp. 282
Tetracyclinesp. 285
Antifungalsp. 286
Antituberculosis Agentsp. 288
Miscellaneous Anti-Infectivesp. 291
Antiviralsp. 293
Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS Infectionsp. 295
Sulfonamidesp. 300
Urinary Anti-Infectivesp. 301
Chapter 18. Eye Medicationsp. 309
Anti-Infectivesp. 309
Anti-Inflammatory Agentsp. 311
Antiglaucoma Agentsp. 312
Mydriaticsp. 319
Local Anestheticsp. 320
Chapter 19. Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnoticsp. 325
Analgesicsp. 326
Sedatives and Hypnoticsp. 335
Chapter 20. Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abusep. 343
CNS Stimulantsp. 344
Antidepressantsp. 345
Antimanic Agentsp. 349
Anxiolyticsp. 350
Antipsychotic Medications/Major Tranquilizersp. 353
Alcoholp. 359
Drug Abusep. 362
Chapter 21. Musculoskeletal and Anti-Inflammatory Drugsp. 371
Skeletal Muscle Relaxantsp. 372
Anti-Inflammatory Drugsp. 374
Osteoporosis Therapyp. 377
Chapter 22. Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer's Diseasep. 383
Anticonvulsantsp. 383
Drugs for Absence Epilepsyp. 384
Drugs for Grand Mal and Psychomotor Epilepsyp. 385
Antiparkinsonian Drugsp. 387
Agents for Alzheimer's Diseasep. 391
Chapter 23. Endocrine System Drugsp. 397
Pituitary Hormonesp. 398
Adrenal Corticosteroidsp. 398
Thyroid Agentsp. 401
Antithyroid Agentsp. 402
Antidiabetic Agentsp. 403
Chapter 24. Reproductive System Drugsp. 417
Androgensp. 418
Impotence Agentsp. 420
Estrogensp. 420
Progestinsp. 422
Choice of Contraceptivesp. 427
Drugs for Labor and Deliveryp. 430
Other Gonadotropic Drugsp. 434
Infertility Drugsp. 435
Chapter 25. Cardiovascular Drugsp. 443
Cardiac Glycosidesp. 444
Antiarrhythmic Agentsp. 445
Antihypertensivesp. 452
Coronary Vasodilatorsp. 456
Antilipemic Agentsp. 459
Vasoconstrictorsp. 460
Anticoagulantsp. 461
Platelet Inhibitor Therapyp. 465
Thrombolytic Agentsp. 466
Chapter 26. Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistaminesp. 471
Oxygenp. 471
Respiratory Stimulantsp. 472
Bronchodilatorsp. 472
Corticosteroidsp. 476
Asthma Prophylaxisp. 476
Mucolytics and Expectorantsp. 478
Antitussivesp. 479
Antihistaminesp. 481
Decongestantsp. 482
Smoking Cessation Aidsp. 484
Chapter 27. Preoperative Medications and Local Anestheticsp. 491
Preoperative Medicationsp. 491
Local Anestheticsp. 496
Chapter 28. Drugs and Geriatricsp. 503
Cumulative Effects of Drugsp. 504
Gray List Drugsp. 506
Drugs That May Cause Mental Impairmentp. 508
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugsp. 509
Polypharmacyp. 510
Referencesp. 511
Summaryp. 515
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part Ip. 517
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part IIp. 523
Appendix Use Caution--Avoid Confusionp. 529