Fundamentals of Pharmacology: An Applied Approach for Nursing and Health

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Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments.

This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat.

 

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Section I Pharmacology within the Social Context
1
Section II Pharmacology within the Professional Context
17
Section III Drug Administration and Professional Responsibilities
51
Section IV General Aspects of Pharmacology
105
Section V Toxicology
169
Section VI Autonomic Pharmacology
205
Section VII Chemical Mediators
261
Section VIII Modulation of Behavour Cognition and Motor Activity
289
Section XIV Modulation of Cellular Growth and Proliferation
719
Section XV Drugs Used Topically
847
Appendix A Common prescription terminology
881
Appendix B Common US generic drugs names
882
Appendix C SI units
883
Appendix D Drug calculations
886
Appendix E Common symbols used in medication charts
890
Appendix F Common word mixups
891

Section IX Drugs Used to Relieve Pain and Produce Anaesthesia
363
Section X Modulation of Oxygenation and Perfusion
413
Section XI Modulation of Gastrointestinal Function
555
Section XII Modulation of Body Growth Development and Meatbolism
589
Section XIII Nutritional and Natural Therapies
669
Appendix G Drugherb interactions
892
Glossary
894
Index
904
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Michael Fairley has been writing and speaking about label and packaging materials, technology and applications since the 1970s, both as the founder of Labels & Labeling and other print industry magazine titles and as an international consultant writing label industry market and technology research reports for the likes of Frost & Sullivan, Economist Intelligence Unit, Pira, InfoTrends and Labels & Labelling Consultancy.He now works as a consultant to Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing - which organizes the Labelexpo shows, Label Summits and publishes Labels & Labeling magazine - as well as regularly speaking at industry conferences and seminars.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging / Packaging Society, Fellow of IP3, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers, an Honorary Life Member of FINAT and a Licentiate of the City & Guilds of London Institute. He was awarded the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Ann Richards was governor of Texas from 1990 to 1994, and has been active in politics for over half a century. In 1988 she gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She divides her time between Texas and New York City.

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