Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 7th Edition

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Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 7th Edition


Gain a complete understanding of drugs affecting patient care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 7th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic principles of pharmacology, the ways that drugs affect the body, and the potential for adverse drug interactions. Developed by Frank Dowd, Barton Johnson, and Angelo Mariotti, with chapters from a team of expert contributors, this is the only book written by dental pharmacologists for the dental market. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care.

    • Concise, comprehensive coverage helps you provide safe and effective dental care, exploring the fundamentals of pharmacology and clearly explaining actions of specific drug groups on systems in the human body in addition to covering special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy. 
    • An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology shows how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in any medications the patient may be taking.
    • Practical appendices provide easy access to essential information, summarizing topics such as drug interactions in clinical dentistry, antiseptics and disinfectants, herbs, controlled substances, protein biopharmaceuticals, drugs used to treat glaucoma, and abbreviations.
    • Clinical Rationale for and Significance of Prescription Writing chapter and two appendices on drug prescribing cover both the medications that a patient may already be taking and drugs that a dentist may prescribe for treatment.
    • Nearly 50 expert contributors represent a diverse, authoritative panel of authors from many of the major dental schools.
      • NEW! Reorganized content is more concise, more relevant, and more visual, with a stronger focus on what you need to know for clinical practice. 
      • NEW! Case studies at the beginning of chapters and case discussions at the end help you connect pharmacologic concepts and principles with clinical practice.
      • NEW summary tables and boxes provide quick reference to vital information, and include all-new tables on drug indications and mechanisms. 
      • NEW! Full-color design and illustrations are added to this edition, enhancing realism and visual learning.
      • NEW companion website provides references linked to PubMed.
      • NEW! Bullet points list key information at the beginning of each chapter, highlighting need-to-know concepts.
      Part 1: Principles of Pharmacology
      1. Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action
      2. Pharmacokinetics: The Absorption, Distribution, and Fate of Drugs
      3. Pharmacotherapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs
      4. Pharmacogenetics: Pharmacogenomics
      Part 2: Pharmacology of Specific Drug Groups
      5. Introduction to Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
      6. Cholinergic Agonists and Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists
      7. Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors
      8. Adrenergic Agonists
      9. Adrenergic Antagonists
      10. Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs
      11. Sedative-Hypnotics, Antianxiety Drugs and Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants
      12. Anticonvulsants
      13. Antiparkinson Drugs
      14. Local Anesthetics
      15. General Anesthesia
      16. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
      17. Non-Opioid Analgesics; Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs; Antirheumatic and Antigout Drugs
      18. Histamine and Histamine Antagonists
      19. Antiarrhythmic Drugs
      20. Drugs Used in Heart Failure
      21. Antianginal Drugs
      22. Diuretic Drugs
      23. Antihypertensive Drugs
      24. Lipid-Lowering Drugs
      25. Antianemic and Hematopoietic Stimulating Drugs
      26. Procoagulant, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Drugs
      27. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
      28. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
      29. Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Pharmacology
      30. Adrenal Corticosteroids
      31. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemics, and Glucagon
      32. Steroid Hormones of Reproduction and Sexual Development
      33. Antibiotic Therapy
      34. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
      35. Immunotherapy
      36. Antineoplastic Drugs
      Part 3: Special Subjects in Pharmacology and Therapeutics
      37. Medications for Management of Chronic, Non-Odontogenic Pain
      38. Management of Fear and Anxiety
      39. Drugs of Abuse
      40. Toxicology
      41. Drugs for Medical Emergencies
      42. Clinical Rationale for and Significance of Prescription Writing
      Appendix 1: Protein Biopharmaceuticals
      Appendix 2: The Use of Herbs and Herbal Dietary Supplements in Dentistry
      Appendix 3: Antiseptics and Disinfectants
      Appendix 4: Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry
      Appendix 5: Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma
      Appendix 6: Prescription Writing
      Appendix 7: Controlled Substances and Drug Schedules
      Appendix 8: Regulations and Drug Prescribing
      Appendix 9: Glossary of Abbreviations
      Frank J. Dowd, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, Bart Johnson, DDS, MS, Director, General Practice Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center; Private Practice, Seattle Special Dentistry, Seattle, WA and Angelo Mariotti, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


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