In today's pharmacy, technicians are increasingly taking on the dispensing functions previously performed by pharmacists. Part of the LWW Pharmacy Technician Education Series, this easy-to-read book prepares technicians for these responsibilities by helping them understand how drugs affect human function.
Focusing on classes of drugs, rather than individual drugs, the book highlights the general principles that apply to all drugs in each class-drug actions, indications, side effects, administration, plus practical information for the pharmacy workplace. Features include Tips for the Technician, case scenarios, and end-of-chapter review questions.
A bound-in CD-ROM and companion Website include chapter quizzes, worksheets, hands-on activities, animations, audio pronunciations, and a searchable online version of the text.
Unit I: Introduction to Pharmacology Chapter 1: Pharmacology and Pharmacy: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 2: Drug Therapy and Pharmacodynamics: The Mechanics of Drug Action Chapter 3: Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution and Excretion of Drugs Unit II: Drugs Affecting the Nervous System Chapter 4: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System Chapter 5: The Autonomic Nervous System: Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonists Chapter 6: The Autonomic Nervous System: Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists Chapter 7: Anesthetic Agents Chapter 8: Central Nervous System Depressants: The Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs Chapter 9: Central Nervous System Depressants: The Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists Chapter 10: Central Nervous System Stimulants and Hallucinogens Chapter 11: Antidepressants Chapter 12: The Antipsychotic Drugs Chapter 13: Drugs Used to Treat Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, and Migraines Unit III: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System Chapter 14: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System Chapter 15: Antiarrhythmic Drugs Chapter 16: Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure and Angina Pectoris Chapter 17: Treatment of Hypertension Chapter 18: Drugs Affecting the Blood Unit IV: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory, Urinary, Gastrointestinal, and Musculoskeletal Systems Chapter 19: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory, Urinary, Gastrointestinal, and Musculoskeletal Systems Chapter 20: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System Chapter 21: Diuretics and other Drugs Affecting the Urinary System Chapter 22: Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 23: Drugs Used to Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders Unit V: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System Chapter 24: Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System Chapter 25: Hypothalamic, Pituitary and Thyroid Hormones Chapter 26: Insulin and Other Drugs for Diabetes Chapter 27: The Steroid Hormones Unit VI: Antimicrobials Chapter 28: The Immune System, Infectious Disease, and the Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy Chapter 29: Antibiotics: Cell Wall and Protein Synthesis Inhibitors Chapter 30: Antibacterials: Sulfonamides, Quinolones, Urinary Antiseptics, and Antituberculars Chapter 31: Drug Treatment of Fungal and Parasitic Infections Chapter 32: Antiviral Drugs and Vaccines Unit VII: Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies Chapter 33: Cancer Chemotherapy Chapter 34: Fluids, Nutrients, and Electrolytes Chapter 35: Topical and Locally Acting Drugs Chapter 36: Antidotes and Antivenins Chapter 37: Complementary and Alternative Medicines Appendix A: Answers to Cases Appendix B: Auxiliary Prescription Labels Appendix C: Error-Prone Drug Names and Abbreviations Glossary Index