Pharmacology: An Introduction

Paperback | July 13, 2015

byHenry Hitner, Barbara Nagle

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Pharmacology, 7e by Hitner/Nagle is incredibly readable, with short chapters that link theory to practice; content that is focused on the need-to-know information to not overload the reader; excellent tables and features such as Patient Administration and Monitoring Boxes; and the most up-to-date drug information. This new edition features revised Learning Outcomes for each chapter, with a more streamlined chapter structure to reflect those updates. Chapter reviews have been revisited to more closely mirror typical exam formats, and a variety of additional exercises are available on Connect Plus. The full suite of instructor materials is available. Hitner 7e has Connect Plus, including LearnSmart: Pharmacology, SmartBook, body system and pharmacology animations, dosage calculations exercises, and more.

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Pharmacology, 7e by Hitner/Nagle is incredibly readable, with short chapters that link theory to practice; content that is focused on the need-to-know information to not overload the reader; excellent tables and features such as Patient Administration and Monitoring Boxes; and the most up-to-date drug information. This new edition feat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.8 × 8.6 × 1.1 inPublished:July 13, 2015Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073513814

ISBN - 13:9780073513812

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Table of Contents

Part I General Concepts


1 Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Biological Factors Affecting the Action of Drugs

3 Geriatric Pharmacology

4 Math Review and Dosage Calculations

Part II Pharmacology of the Peripheral Nervous System


5 Autonomic Nervous System

6 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System

7 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System

8 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Ganglia

9 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

10 Local Anesthetics

Part III Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System


11 Introduction to the Central Nervous System

12 Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol

13 Antipsychotic and Antianxiety Drugs

14 Antidepressants, Psychomotor Stimulants, and Lithium

15 Psychotomimetic Drugs of Abuse

16 Antiepileptic Drugs

17 Antiparkinson Drugs

18 General Anesthetics

19 Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics

20 Nonnarcotic Analgesics Anti-inflammatory, and Antigout Drugs

Part IV Pharmacology of the Heart


21 Cardiac Glycosides and the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

23 Antianginal Drugs

Part V Pharmacology of the Vascular and Renal Systems


24 Diuretics

25 Antihypertensive Drugs

26 Anticoagulants and Coagulants

27 Nutrition and Therapy

28 Hypolipidemic Drugs

29 Antianemic

Part VI Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System


30 Antiallergic and Antihistaminic Drugs

31 Bronchodilator Drugs and the Treatment of Asthma

Part VII Pharmacology of the GI Tract


32 Therapy of Gastrointestinal Disorders: GERD, Ulcers, and Vomiting

33 Agents that Affect Intestinal Motility

Part VIII Pharmacology of the Endocrine System


34 Introduction to the Endocrine System

35 Introduction to the Endocrine System & Adrenal Steroids

36 Gonadal Hormones and the Oral Contraceptives

37 Drugs Affecting the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Bone Degeneration

38 Pancreatic Hormones and Antidiabetic Drugs

39 Posterior Pituitary Hormones and Drugs Affecting Uterine Muscle

Part IX Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases


40 Antibacterial Agents

42 Antifungal and Antiviral (AIDS) Drugs

43 Antiprotozoal and Anthelmintic Drugs

44 Antiseptics and Disinfectants

Part X Antineoplastics and Drugs Affecting the Immune System


45 Antineoplastic Agents

46 Immunopharmacology