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Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences

A patient-centred approach

Second Edition

Michael Boarder, Jane Dixon, David Newby, Phyllis Navti, and Tyra Zetterström

December 2016

ISBN: 9780198728832

728 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £45.99

The only book to take a patient-centred approach, which presents the pharmacological basis of therapeutics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness.

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Description

This book adopts a novel patient-centred approach to introduce drug action at the cellular and molecular level while developing clinical topics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness. In so doing, it takes the important step of relating the scientific basis of pharmacology to real-life pharmacy practice.

  • The depth, breadth, and approach are tailored to the needs of pharmacy and health care students preparing for real life practice
  • A unique patient-centred approach teaches the pharmacological basis of therapeutics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness
  • Novel 'Workbooks' provide a powerful vehicle for integrating an understanding of the science of drug action at the cellular and molecular level with the therapeutic response in individual patients

New to this edition

  • A new chapter - Drug addiction and recreational drugs - describes the mechanisms of drug addition, the pharmacological and behavioural properties of various recreational drugs, and the therapeutics used in the treatment of addiction. A new Workbook at the end of the chapter explores these concepts in the context of an individual patient.
  • A new 'Key terms' feature at the start of every chapter provides on-the-page explanations of terms you may not be familiar with, helping you get to grips with important terminology.

About the Author(s)

Michael Boarder, Professor of Pharmacology, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, UK, Jane Dixon, Senior Lecturer, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, UK, David Newby, Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia, Phyllis Navti, Head of Prescribing, Head of Prescribing, East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group, UK, and Senior Lecturer, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, UK, and Tyra Zetterström, Reader of Neuropharmacology, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, UK

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Introduction
    1: Drugs, patients, and this book
    2: How do drugs work? An introduction
    3: Pharmacokinetics
    Part 2: The Cardiovascular System
    4: Haemostasis and thromboembolic disorders
    5: Hypertension
    6: Atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease
    7: Arrhythmias and chronic heart failure
    Part 3: Inflammation and Immune Disease
    8: Inflammation and the skin: dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne
    9: Rheumatoid arthritis
    10: Allergies: rhinitis and urticaria
    11: Respiratory disease: asthma and COPD
    Part 4: Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Disorders
    12: Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
    13: Disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract
    14: Diabetes mellitus and obesity
    15: Thyroid disorders and pharmacological methods of contraception
    Part 5: Central Nervous System
    16: Epilepsy
    17: Neurodegenerative diseases
    18: Schizophrenia
    19: Depression and anxiety
    20: Pain and its drug treatment
    21: Drug addiction and recreational drugs
    Part 6: The Treatment of Infections and Cancer Management
    22: The treatment of infections
    23: Cancer chemotherapy

Reviews

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Additional Resources

The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences features:

For registered adopters:
- Figures from the book, available to download
- PDF versions of all Workbooks appearing in the text
- Suggested answers to questions posed within the Workbooks