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UNIT I: INTRODUCTION
1. Orientation to Pharmacology
2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information
UNIT II: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY
6. Drug Interactions
7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors
8. Individual Variation in Drug Responses
UNIT III: DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
9. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding
10. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients
11. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients
UNIT IV: PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS
Section 1: Introduction
12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology
13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System
Section 2: Cholinergic Drugs
14. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists
15. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis
16. Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Section 3: Adrenergic Drugs
17. Adrenergic Agonists
18. Adrenergic Antagonists
19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents
UNIT V: CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS
Section 4: Introduction
20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology
Section 5: Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders
21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease
22. Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease
23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis
Section 6: Neurologic Drugs
24. Drugs for Epilepsy
25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity
Section 7: Drugs for Pain
26. Local Anesthetics
27. General Anesthetics
28. Opioid Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics
29. Pain Management in Patients with Cancer
30. Drugs for Headache
Section 8: Psychotherapeutic Drugs
31. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia
33. Drugs for Bipolar Disorder
34. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
35. Management of Anxiety Disorders
36. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Section 9: Drug Abuse
37. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations
38. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol
39. Drug Abuse III: Nicotine and Smoking
40. Drug Abuse IV: Major Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol and Nicotine
UNIT VI: DRUGS THAT AFFECT FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE
42. Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids
UNIT VII: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, AND BLOOD
43. Review of Hemodynamics
44. Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
45. Calcium Channel Blockers
47. Drugs for Hypertension
48. Drugs for Heart Failure
49. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
50. Prophylaxis of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Drugs That Help Normalize Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
51. Drugs for Angina Pectoris
52. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs
53. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
54. Drugs for Hemophilia
55. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias
56. Hematopoietic Agents
UNIT VIII: DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS
57. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
58. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders
59. Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function
60. Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex
UNIT IX: WOMEN'S HEALTH
61. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications
62. Birth Control
63. Drug Therapy of Infertility
64. Drugs That Affect Uterine Function
UNIT X: MEN'S HEALTH
66. Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
UNIT XI: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIALLERGIC, AND IMMUNOLOGIC DRUGS