Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians


Comprehensive yet approachable, PHARMACOLOGY FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS provides just the right type and level of pharmacology information you need for successful practice. With coverage of body systems structure, as well as patient scenarios, anatomy and physiology refreshers, drug monographs with pill photos, and much more, this book presents an often-challenging subject in a practical way to make learning easier.
  • UNIQUE! A list of drug names and pronunciations discussed within the chapter familiarizes you with the correct spellings and pronunciations of the terminology you need on the job.
  • UNIQUE! Helpful Tech Notes throughout the text enhance your understanding of the practical knowledge you need in the pharmacy setting and help you relate new concepts to practical use.
  • UNIQUE! Mini drug monographs in every body system and drug classification chapter provide you with valuable drug information and pill photos for quick reference.
  • UNIQUE! Critical thinking Technician’s Corner exercises help you practice your critical thinking skills by providing you with a set of facts and asking you to reach a conclusion.
  • Vibrant full-color design makes difficult content more friendly and visually appealing with 275 line drawings and photographs throughout the text.
  • Overviews of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body system unit provide a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as how drugs work in the body.
  • Objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter clearly outline what you should learn from the chapter materials.
  • Key Terms with definitions at the beginning of each chapter help you identify and learn new terms more easily.
  • A convenient, comprehensive Glossary in both English and Spanish provides a central location to look up all terminology.
  • Evolve companion website includes chapter-specific quizzes, Internet research activities, and web links to provide you with even more practice.
Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

1. Fundamentals of Pharmacology

2. Principles of Pharmacology

3. Pharmacodynamics

4. Drug Interactions and Medication Errors

Unit 2: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System and Central Nervous System

Introduction to the Nervous System

5. Treatment of Anxiety

6. Treatment of Depression

7. Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

8. Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease

9. Treatment of Seizure Disorders

10. Treatment of Pain

11. Treatment of Migraine Headache and Alzheimer’s Disease

12. Treatment of Sleep Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System

Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

13. Neuromuscular Blockade

14. Treatment of Muscle Spasms

15. Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases That Affect the Musculoskeletal System

16. Treatment of Osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of the Bone

17. Treatment of Hyperuricemia and Gout

Unit 4: Treatment of Diseases of the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

Introduction to the Opthalmic and Otic Systems

18. Treatment of Glaucoma and Other Disorders of the Eye

19. Treatment of Vertigo and Other Disorders of the Ear

20. Treatment of Ophthalmic and Otic Infections

Unit 5: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

Introduction to the Cardiovascular System and Hematological System

21. Treatment of Angina

22. Treatment of Hypertension

23. Treatment of Heart Failure

24. Treatment of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke

25. Treatment of Arrhythmia

Unit 6: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

Introduction to the Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System

26. Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer

27. Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Unit 7: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

Introduction to the Respiratory System

28. Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

29. Treatment of Allergies

Unit 8: Drugs Affecting the Urinary System

Introduction to the Urinary System

30. Treatment of Prostate Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

31. Treatment of Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

Unit 9: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

Introduction to the Endocrine System

32. Treatment of Thyroid Disorders

33. Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

34. Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System

Unit 10: Drugs Affecting the Immunological System

Introduction to the Lymphatic and Immune System

35. Treatment of Bacterial Infection

36. Treatment of Viral Infections

37. Treatment of Cancers

38. Vaccines and Immunosuppressants

Unit 11: Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System

Introduction to the Integumentary System (Skin & Its Appendages)

39. Treatment of Fungal Infections

40. Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers and Burns

41. Treatment of Acne

42. Treatment of Eczema

43. Treatment of Lice and Scabies
Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, BSc(Pharm), Research Officer, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Former Director, Pharmacy Technician Program (1989-2006), North Seattle Community College, WA and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, MEd, Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator, Department Head, Diagnostic and Imaging Services, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC


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