1st Edition

Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses

ISBN 9780340809723
Published January 27, 2006 by Routledge
480 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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.


Table of Contents

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


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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