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Main description:

The first pharmacology book for physical therapists written by physical therapists and PhD pharmacologists

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

Based on the classic Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, this ground-breaking book illuminates the ever-expanding role of pharmacology in rehabilitation practice. In it you'll find unmatched insights on the full range of pharmacology topics, from drug receptor pharmacodynamics and general anesthetics, to cancer chemotherapy-all told from the vantage point of the authors' extensive first-hand experience.

Features:

  • Complete, up-to-date descriptions of common adverse drug reactions relevant to physical therapy
  • Explanations of how drugs can potentially disrupt functional and clinical outcomes, along with corresponding physical therapy-based solutions to overcome these issues
  • “Problem-Oriented Patient Studies” (POPS), which feature the patient as the focal point of the case rather than drug therapy itself
  • “Preparations Available” boxes that provide at-a-glance summaries of the drugs available to treat specific conditions and disorders
  • Glossary of need-to-know terms


Contents:

Basic Principles
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Drug Receptor Dynamics
Chapter 3 Pharmacokinetics

Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 4 Introduction to Autonomic Pharmacology
Chapter 5 Drugs Affecting the Cholinergic System
Chapter 6 Sympathomimetics & Sympatholytics
Chapter 7 Antihypertensive Drugs
Chapter 8 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Angina Pectoris
Chapter 9 Drugs Used in Heart Failure
Chapter 10 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Chapter 11 Drugs Affecting the Blood

Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
Chapter 12 Introduction to the Pharmacology of Central Nervous System Drugs
Chapter 13 Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Chapter 14 Antiseizure Drugs
Chapter 15 General Anesthetics
Chapter 16 Local Anesthetics
Chapter 17 Pharmacologic Management of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Chapter 18 Antipsychotic Drugs & Lithium
Chapter 19 Antidepressant Agents
Chapter 20 Opioid Analgesics & Antagonists
Chapter 21 Drugs of Abuse

Drugs Selected Topics in Endocrine Functions
Chapter 22 Growth, Thyroid and Gonadal Pharmacology
Chapter 23 Corticosteroids and Antagonists
Chapter 24 Pancreatic Hormones & Antidiabetic Drugs
Chapter 25 Drugs that Affect Bone Mineral Homeostasis
Chapter 26 Antihyperlipidemic Drugs

Chemotherapeutics
Chapter 27 Antibacterial Drugs
Chapter 28 Antiviral Drugs
Chapter 29 Antifungal & Antiparasitic Drugs
Chapter 30 Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Agents: Disinfectants, Antiseptics, Sterilants, and Preservatives
Chapter 31 Cancer Chemotherapy
Chapter 32 Immunopharmacology

Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System
chapter 33 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Chapter 34 Drugs Affecting Eicosanoid Metabolism, Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, and Drugs Used in Gout

Special Topics
Chapter 35 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
Chapter 36 Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 2370003786392
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: November, 2008
Pages: 608

Subcategories: Physiotherapy

MEET THE AUTHOR

Peter Panus PhD PT, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at East Tennessee State University.

Bertram G. Katzung, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Erin E. Jobst, PhD, PT is Professor at Pacific University's School of Physical Therapy.

Suzanne L. Tinsley PhD, MSPT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Louisiana State University.

Susan Masters, PhD received her B.A. degree in biology and philosophy from Bowdoin College, and her PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of California, San Diego. Her postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco explored the molecular mechanisms of G-protein linked signaling. Dr. Masters served as Scientific Director of the UCSF Human Genome Center from 1989 to 1992. In 1993, she joined CMP as a full time educator of UCSF professional students. She currently directs the “Life Cycle” course in the new UCSF curriculum, lectures on many topics in pharmacology in other medical and pharmacy courses, and serves on various curriculum committees. She is a member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

Anthony J. Trevor, PhD teaches basic and clinical pharmacology to at the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.