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Introducing Pharmacology: For Nursing and Healthcare

Introducing Pharmacology: For Nursing and Healthcare

  • Roger McFadden
  • Author: Roger McFadden
    • ISBN:9789332517295
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9332517290
    • Price:Rs. 449.00
    • Pages:368
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    This new edition of Introducing Pharmacology remains an accessible and relevant introduction for nursing and healthcare students who are new to pharmacology, as well anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the subject.


    Focused and engaging, the text balances accessibility with depth. Coverage of anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology helps to relate the subject to practical realities and makes this text stand out.


    Table of Content

    Part 1 Principles of pharmacology
    1 Let's start at basics: cells and how they work
    2 Protein targets for drugs
    3 Side-effects, interactions and pharmacokinetics

    Part 2 The major drug groups
    4 The cardiovascular system I: drugs used in the management of coronary artery disease
    5 The cardiovascular system II: hypertension and antihypertensive drugs
    6 Inflammation and the management of pain
    7 Disorders and drugs of the digestive system
    8 Infection and anti-microbial drugs
    9 Disorders and drugs of the respiratory system
    10 Disorders and drugs of the endocrine system
    11 Drugs used in the treatment of mental health and neurological disorders
    12 Drugs used in the treatment of Cancers and Chemotherapy

    Salient Features

    • Extend coverage of the pharmacopoeia with a completely new chapter on anti-cancer drugs.
    • New sections, including general anaesthetics, hay-fever and prescribing for special groups such as children, pregnant women and the elderly.
    • Fully updated with the Recommended International Non-proprietary Names (rINN) for drugs as used in the British National Formulary.
    • Inclusion of a new glossary of key terms and definitions.