PHARMACOLOGY AND DISEASES: A Pathophysiologic And Integrated Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology Approach
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This concise resource features clear, effective writing and hundreds of illustrations that break down complex information for rapid review. Updated drug information reflects the most current, clinically relevant pharmacology material,approachable outline format distills complex information for easier review and high-quality illustrations reinforce understanding in vibrant detail. How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms. covers the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. Selection of the subject matter and order of its presentation are based on the authors’ many years’ experience in teaching this material to thousands of medical, pharmacy, dental, podiatry, nursing, and other health science students. To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book includes sections that specifically address the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects, and case studies that introduce clinical problems in many chapters. It also blends the essentials of basic pharmacology and clinical pharmacology so that transition from classroom to clinic is less abrupt. The text that surrounds the tables emphasize key issues pertaining to therapeutic rationale, basic pharmacologic principles and clinical use of drugs. Topics include Principles of Pharmacology (Pharmacokinetics, drug actions at multiple levels, drug interactions, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal), Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular and Hematology Drugs, Respiratory Drugs, GI Drugs, Anti-Infective Agents, Anticancer drugs, Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulating Agents, and Endocrine System Drugs.