Pharmacology for Health Professionals, fifth edition, introduces essential pharmacology principles and concepts required to understand the therapeutic effects and clinical uses of current drugs and medicines.
Written for health sciences and nursing students and underpinned by current evidence-based medicine, this substantially updated edition continues to cover topics vital to a holistic understanding of pharmacology. These topics include historical, legal and ethical considerations, pharmacokinetics, and the therapeutic applications and adverse effects of current Australian and New Zealand drugs.
Drug Monographs, Clinical Interest Boxes, Drug Interactions tables, and lists of key terms and abbreviations throughout the text help readers to master difficult concepts
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Anatomy and physiology integrated throughout
Contemporary figures, tables and illustrations help readers to understand the mechanisms of drug action
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Solutions to end-of-chapter review questions
Comparative 4e vs 5e table of contents
Animations, including drug interactions
Additional Clinical Interest Boxes
All content revised and updated with more succinct chapters reduced by approximately 15%
A suite of animations support readers’ understanding of common drug interactions
Key Points boxes provide a snapshot of important information to reinforce readers’ learning
Updated drug names to align with international harmonisation of medicines information and recommendations by the Therapeutic Goods Administration
National and international guidelines are referenced
Expanded ‘Mechanism of Action’ for some drugs and drug classes
Update of therapeutic areas with new drug classes, e.g. cancer chemotherapy, antivirals and cardiac drugs
New information on clinically relevant drug interactions
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