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Introducing Pharmacology: For Nursing and Healthcare (2nd New edition)

Introducing Pharmacology: For Nursing and Healthcare (2nd New edition)

By: Roger McFadden (author)Paperback

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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. It includes: Concise explanations of how drugs work in the human body. Explains the underlying physiology and pathophysiology necessary for an understanding of the action of drugs. All of the common drug groups that practitioners are likely to encounter in clinical practice. New to this edition: Additional chapter on cancer and anti-cancer drugs. New sections, including general anaesthetics, hay-fever and prescribing for special groups such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. Updated to include the latest UK prescribing guidelines. New case-studies, relating pharmacological theory to clinical practice. Inclusion of a new glossary of key terms and definitions.

About Author

Roger McFadden is Senior Lecturer in Applied Physiology at Birmingham City University.


Part 1 Principles of pharmacology1 Let? s start at basics: cells and how they work2 Protein targets for drugs3 Side-effects, interactions and pharmacokineticsPart 2 The major drug groups4 The cardiovascular system I: drugs used in the management of coronary artery disease5 The cardiovascular system II: hypertension and antihypertensive drugs6 Inflammation and the management of pain7 Disorders and drugs of the digestive system8 Infection and anti-microbial drugs9 Disorders and drugs of the respiratory system10 Disorders and drugs of the endocrine system11 Drugs used in the treatment of mental health and neurological disorders12 Drugs used in the treatment of Cancers and Chemotherapy

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781447927754
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781447927754
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1447927753
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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