ISBN: 9780323047203
Page Count: 776
Imprint: Mosby
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Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians,

by Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, BSc(Pharm) and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, MEd
ISBN: 9780323047203
Page Count: 776
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $75.95
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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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