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Unit 1: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections

2. Drug Regulations

3. Pharmacokinetics

4. Pharmacodynamics

5. Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions

6. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

7. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy

Unit 2: Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

8. Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation

9. Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient

10. Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient

11. Individual Variations in Drug Responses

Unit 3: Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System

12. Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System

13. Cholinergic Agonists

14. Cholinergic Antagonists

15. Adrenergic Agonists

16. Adrenergic Antagonists

Unit 4: Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

17. Review of the Central Nervous System

18. Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

19. Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders

20. Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses

21. Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System

22. Pharmacotherapy of Seizures

23. Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity

24. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention Deficit/

25. Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines

26. Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts

27. Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Unit 5: Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System

28. Review of the Cardiovascular System

29. Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia

30. Pharmacology with Calcium Channel Blockers

31. Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

32. Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure

33. Pharmacotherapy of Fluid Imbalance, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders

34. Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension

35. Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

36. Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure

37. Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias

38. Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders

39. Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders

Unit 6: Pharmacology of Body Defenses

40. Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System

41. Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever Hyperactivity Disorder

42. Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants

43. Immunizing Agents

Unit 7: Pharmacology of the Respiratory System and Allergy

44. Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

45. Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

Unit 8: Pharmacology of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease

46. Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy

47. Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall

48. Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis

49. Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibacterials

50. Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections

51. Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections

52. Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections

53. Pharmacotherapy of Protozoan and Helminthic Infections

54. Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections

55. Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS

56. Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy

57. Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia

Unit 9: Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal System

58. Review of the Gastrointestinal System

59. Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease

60. Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

61. Vitamins and Minerals

62. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

63. Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

Unit 10: Pharmacology of the Endocrine System

64. Review of the Endocrine System

65. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs

66. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

67. Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders

68. Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex

69. Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function

71. Drugs for Modifying Conception

70. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

Unit 11: Additional Drug Classes

72. Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders

73. Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders

74. Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders

75. Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Management of Poisoning

Appendices

A. Answers to Review

B. ISMP's List of High Alert Medications

Glossary

Credits

About the Author

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson Education: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach.

Dr. Adams obtained his master's degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and was Dean of Health Programs at Pasco-Hernando Community College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernando Community College.


Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN, is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She teaches pharmacology and pathophysiology and serves as a doctoral advisor for students in administrative practicum experiences, as well as Chair and Reader on dissertation committees. At Mason, she serves on the Distance Education Council and the General Education Committee and has presented on "Lessons Learned: Launching a Fully Online RN-to-BSN Pathway." She has published the Pearson textbook Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach with Dr. Adams and Dr. Holland.

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