Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences: A Patient-Centred Approach (2nd Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780198728832

Michael Boarder; Jane Dixon; David Newby; Phyllis Navti; Tyra Zetterstrom
728 Pages
195 x 265 mm
Pub date
Dec 2016
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Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences introduces pharmacology in a way that is tailored to the needs of pharmacy and health care students. It provides an understanding of drug action at the cellular and molecular level, which is interfaced seamlessly with an explanation of the clinical use of drugs to treat common conditions. Taking a novel patient-centred approach, the book features a series of embedded workbooks which explore clinical topics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness, and so relate the scientific basis of pharmacology to real-life pharmacy practice. The workbooks help you to interpret presenting symptoms, hospital clinical clerking, and patient history notes, and to understand the therapeutic strategy and clinical outcome, all within a simple reader-friendly format. Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences is the perfect course companion for anyone needing to develop a solid understanding of pharmacology and its impact on pharmacy and clinical practice. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences features: For registered adopters: - Figures from the book, available to download - PDF versions of all workbooks appearing in the text - Suggested answers to questions posed within the workbooks


Part 1: Introduction
1 Drugs, patients, and this book
2 How do drugs work? An introduction
3 Pharmacokinetics

Part 2: The Cardiovascular System
4 Haemostasis and thromboembolic disorders
5 Hypertension
6 Atherosclerosis and IHD
7 Arrhythmias and chronic heart failure

Part 3: Inflammation and Immune Disease
8 Inflammation and the skin: dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis
9 Rheumatoid arthritis
10 Allergies and antihistamines: allergic rhinitis and urticaria
11 Respiratory disease: asthma and COPD

Part 4: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Disorders
12 Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
13 Disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract
14 Diabetes mellitus and obesity
15 The thyroid and contraception

Part 5: Central Nervous System
16 Epilepsy
17 Neurodegenerative diseases
18 Schizophrenia
19 Depression and anxiety
20 Pain and its drug treatment
21 Drug addiction and recreational drugs

Part 6: The Treatment of Infections and Cancer Management
22 The treatment of infections
23 Cancer chemotherapy

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