Drug therapy is an increasingly important element in the treatment of patients, and understanding how a drug works is essential for all nurses. Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses is a fully comprehensive and beautifully illustrated textbook covering both the basic principles and the clinical aspects of pharmacology.

    The book provides clear and simple explanations of the way drugs act, looking at their effects and their use in a range of situations. Combining the basic and clinical aspects of pharmacology in one concise volume, it is an invaluable learning tool for nursing, biomedical and clinical science students.


    Drugs and Their Use
    Drug Development
    Regulation and Management of Drug Therapy and Drug Errors
    Classification and Nomenclature Of Drugs
    Factors Affecting Drug Action
    Pharmacodynamics of Drugs
    Pharmacokinetics of Drugs
    Administration of Drugs and Drug Formulations
    Adverse Effects of Drugs
    Drug Interactions
    Individual Variations in Drug Responses
    Dosing of Drugs
    Pharmacology Of Organ Systems
    Structure and Function of the Nervous System
    Drugs Used in Neurological Disorders
    Drugs Used in Psychiatric Disorders
    Drugs With Central and Peripheral Analgesic Effect
    Drugs Used in Inflammatory and Autoimmune Joint Diseases
    Antimicrobial Drugs
    Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diseases of the Heart and Circulatory System
    Drugs Used in Diseases of the Pulmonary System
    Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal Diseases
    Drugs Used in Treating Diseases of the Blood
    Drugs Used in Endocrinological Disorders
    Drugs Used in Allergy, for Immune Suppression and in Cancer Treatment
    Drugs Used in Treating Diseases of the Urinary Tract
    Drugs Used in Treating Diseases of the Skin
    Drugs in Anaesthesia
    Drug Use on Special Situations
    The Use of Drugs During Pregnancy and the Breastfeeding Period
    Children and Drugs
    The Elderly and Drugs
    Drugs of Abuse



    Terje Simonsen MD, Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology & Chief Physician,
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Troms, Norway

    Jarle Aarbakke MD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Troms,
    Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Clinical Pharmacology,
    University Hospital of Troms, Norway. Currently Principal of the University of
    Troms, Norway

    Ian Kay PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan
    University, Manchester, UK

    Iain Coleman PhD, Biomedical Sciences Division, School of Applied Sciences,
    University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

    Paul Sinnott RGN, BSc(Hons), Education and Development Practitioner, Division of Medicine (Acute Medicine), Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

    Illustrated by Roy Lysaa DSc, Post Doc Pharmacology, Institute of
    Pharmacy, University of Troms, Norway

    "The book has extremely strong diagrams and illustrations and is well laid out in terms of sections and subheadings."

    The Journal of Advanced Nursing