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Handbook of Pharmacology on Aging

2nd Edition

By Jay Roberts, David L. Snyder, Eitan Friedman

CRC Press

400 pages

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Hardback: 9780849383069
pub: 1996-08-14
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As adaptive capacities decline, and disease increases, the elderly become major consumers of drugs. Because of the special needs of older patients, physicians, geriatricians, health providers, and researchers must know how the aging process changes the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs prescribed to the elderly. The Second Edition of this essential handbook is an up-to-date source that analyses the major drug groups, the disorders they treat, and the age-associated changes in cellular processes that affect drug action. Disorders prevalent in older people, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, are examined in great detail. The book also discusses a wide range of drugs, including bronchodilators for asthma, nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis, antibiotics, and treatments for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mental disorders. The handbook also provides insight into future research problems dealing with the expanding aging population, their drug usage, and increasing adverse drug reactions.

Table of Contents

Pharmacokinetics, N.D. Eddington

Adernergic Function in Aging: Focus on the Cardiovascular System, N. Tumer and P.J. Scarpace

Cholinergic Regulation of Heart Function in Aging, N. Narayanan

Antihypertensive and Vasodilator Drugs in Aging, J.R. Docherty

Antiarrhythmic Drugs-Agents Affecting Myocardial Excitability, R.A. Josephson and L.E. Fisher-Katz

Use of Diuretic Agents in the Elderly, C. Harakal

The Effect of Age on Bronchodilators Used to Treat Asthma, J. Roberts, D.L. Snyder, and M.D. Johnson

Sedatives, Hypnotics, Alcohol, and Anticonvulsants, P.I. Markowitz

Parkinson's Disease and Aging: Pharmacological Approaches to Understanding the Disease, D.R. Lynch and H. Hurtig

Antipsychotic Drugs, A.S. Undie and E. Friedman

Pharmacology of Antidepressants in the Elderly, M. Yamada and E. Richelson

Nootropics and Agents for Treating Alzheimer's Disease, J.C. Soares and S. Gershon

Agents Used in Anemia Disorders of the Elderly, W. Fried

Agents Used in Coagulation Disorders of the Elderly, J.B. Miller

Antihyperlipidemic Agents, J.M. Morgan

Use of Antibacterial Agents in the Elderly, A.J. Piraino

Pharmacology of Cancer Chemotherapeutic and Immunotherapeutic Agents with Comments on the Effects of Age, T.L. Loo, E.J. Freireich, and H.G. Mandel

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, J.D. Winkler


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MEDICAL / Pharmacology