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Fundamentals of Pharmacology (8e) : 9781488610028
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Fundamentals of Pharmacology (8e)

By Shane Bullock, Elizabeth Manias
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9781488610028
Published date
02/12/2016
 
 
 

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The eighth edition of Fundamentals of Pharmacology presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology.

This wholly-Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly, full-colour design. The authors have implemented student focussed changes to ensure the text is easy to navigate and the content flows to aid comprehension and retention of content.

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ISBN
 
9781488610028
Edition
 
8th
Published date
 
02/12/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
1258
Format
 
Table of contents
  • SECTION I PHARMACOLOGY WITHIN THE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT
  • 1 Sociocultural aspects
  • 2 Health professionals and the law
  • Ethical issues
  • 4 The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine adherence, education and advocacy
  • 5 The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine management
  • SECTION II MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 6 Medicine formulations, storage and routes of administration
  • 7 The clinical decision-making process
  • 8 Medicine administration strategies and documentation
  • 9 Medication errors
  • 10 Management of common adverse drug reactions
  • 11 Risk communication: balancing the benefits and risks of drug treatment
  • SECTION III GENERAL ASPECTS OF PHARMACOLOGY
  • 12 Drug nomenclature
  • 13 Pharmacokinetics: absorption and distribution
  • 14 Pharmacokinetics: metabolism and excretion
  • 15 Drug interactions
  • 16 Pharmacodynamics
  • 17 Drug development, evaluation and safety
  • 18 Genetic considerations in pharmacology
  • 19 Pharmacokinetic factors that modify drug action
  • 20 Paediatric and geriatric pharmacology
  • SECTION IV TOXICOLOGY
  • 21 Poisoning and envenomation
  • 22 The management of acute clinical overdose
  • 23 Contemporary drugs of abuse
  • 24 Drug abuse in sport
  • SECTION V AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY
  • 25 General aspects of neuropharmacology
  • 26 Adrenergic pharmacology
  • 27 Cholinergic pharmacology
  • SECTION VI CHEMICAL MEDIATORS
  • 28 An introduction to chemical mediators
  • 29 Histamine and antihistamines
  • 30 Prostaglandins and serotonin
  • 31 Nitric oxide and the endothelins
  • SECTION VII THE MODULATION OF BEHAVIOUR, COGNITION AND MOTOR ACTIVITY
  • 32 General concepts of psychopharmacology
  • 33 Antipsychotic agents
  • 34 Anxiolytics and hypnotics
  • 35 Antidepressants and mood stabilisers
  • 36 Medicines used in neurodegenerative disorders
  • 37 Antiseizure agents and muscle relaxants
  • 38 Central nervous system stimulants
  • SECTION VIII MEDICINES USED TO RELIEVE PAIN AND PRODUCE ANAESTHESIA
    39 Opioid analgesics
  • 40 Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and non-opioid analgesic agents
  • 41 Medicines used to treat migraine
  • 42 General anaesthesia
  • 43 Local anaesthesia
  • SECTION IX THE MODULATION OF OXYGENATION AND PERFUSION
  • 44 Medicines used to lower blood lipids
  • 45 Antihypertensive agents
  • 46 Medicines used to promote tissue perfusion
  • 47 Antithrombotic, fibrinolytic and haemostatic agents
  • 48 Diuretics and other renal medicines
  • 49 Medicines used to treat heart failure
  • 50 Medicines used to treat cardiac dysrhythmia
  • 51 Fluid and potassium imbalances
  • 52 Antianaemic agents
  • 53 Medicines used to maintain gas exchange
  • 54 Medicines for upper respiratory tract conditions
  • SECTION X THE MODULATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION
  • 55 Upper gastrointestinal tract drugs
  • 56 Lower gastrointestinal tract drugs
  • 57 Antiemetic agents
  • 58 Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • SECTION XI THE MODULATION OF BODY GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND METABOLISM
  • 59 Medicines and the pituitary gland
  • 60 Medicines and the thyroid
  • 61 Medicines and the pancreas
  • 62 Medicines and the adrenal cortex
  • 63 Medicines and the gonads
  • 64 Medicines and bone metabolism
  • 65 Hyperuricaemia and gout
  • 66 Obesity and its treatment
  • SECTION XII THE MODULATION OF CELLULAR GROWTH AND PROLIFERATION
  • 67 Introduction to chemotherapy
  • 68 Sulfonamides and trimethoprim
  • 69 Antibacterial agents
  • 70 Antituberculotics and antileprotic agents
  • 71 Antiseptics and disinfectants
  • 72 Antiparasitic agents
  • 73 Antiviral agents
  • 74 Antifungal agents
  • 75 Immunomodulating agents
  • 76 Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents
  • SECTION XIII MEDICINES USED TOPICALLY AND HERBAL PRODUCTS
  • 77 Medicines used in diseases of the skin
  • 78 Medicines and the eye
  • 79 Herbal medicines

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Features & benefits

This edition reflects the availability of medicines in Australia and New Zealand at the time of publication. Consistent with information currently available to us, we have updated new medicines that have entered the marketplace, as well as those that have been removed since the last edition.

Where appropriate, the therapeutic approaches associated with the management of important clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and psychiatric illness have been brought up to date with current clinical guidelines.

Author biography

Associate Professor Shane Bullock, Monash University, has been involved in the education of student health professionals and scientists for more than 25 years. Shane is the co-author of three Australian textbooks: Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Principles of Pathophysiology and Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals. He has also published a number of journal articles on health professional education, in particular with respect to pharmacology knowledge. He is currently the Director of the Monash School of Rural Health at Churchill, coordinating the first year of the graduate entry medical course.

Professor Elizabeth Manias is a Research Professor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Elizabeth is also an Adjunct Professorial Fellow at the Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne and an Honorary Professor at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne. She is a registered nurse, a registered pharmacist, a certified geriatric pharmacist and is accredited to undertake Medication Management Reviews. Elizabeth has extensive experience in teaching pharmacology and medication safety to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests include medication safety, medication adherence, communication processes between health professionals, patients and family members, organisational and environmental aspects associated with patient safety, and consumer participation in care.

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