(BQ) Part 1 book "Pharmacology for dentistry" presents the following contents: General pharmacology, drug dosage forms, drugs acting on autonomic nervous system, drugs acting on autonomic nervous system, renal pharmacology, drugs acting on central nervous system.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Colour atlas of pharmacology" presentation of content: General pharmacology (systems pharmacology, drug administration, cellular sites of action, distribution in the body,...), systems pharmacology (distribution in the body, drugs acting on the parasympathetic nervous system, cardiac drugs,...).
How drugs act and interact, how they enter the body, what happens to them inside the body, how they are eliminated from it; the effects of genetics, age, and disease on drug action — these topics are important for, although they will generally not be in the front of the conscious mind of the prescriber, an understanding of them will enhance rational decision taking. Knowledge of the requirements for success and the explanations for failure and for adverse events will enable the doctor to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks of drug therapy. Pharmacodynamics.
General Anesthetic Drugs
sic, an injectable anesthetic, a short-acting muscle relaxant, and a low dose of a neuroleptic. In regional anesthesia (spinal anesthesia) with a local anesthetic (p. 204), nociception is eliminated, while consciousness is preserved. This procedure, therefore, does not fall under the definition of general anesthesia. According to their mode of application, general anesthetics in the restricted sense are divided into inhalational (gaseous, volatile) and injectable agents.
If a drug is administered by constant-rate i.v. infusion it is important to know when steady state has been reached, for maintaining the same dosing schedule will then ensure a constant amount of drug in the body and the patient will experience neither acute toxicity nor decline of effect. The t1/2 provides the answer: with the passage of each t1/2 period of time, the plasma concentration rises by half the difference between the current concentration and the ultimate steady-state (100%) concentration. ...
A third of all general practice consultations are for musculoskeletal complaints. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used, and their gastrointestinal effects account for an estimated 1200 deaths per year in the UK. A hitherto unsuspected inflammatory component is now known to accompany conditions such as atherosclerosis. As understanding of the complex mechanisms underlying the inflammatory process increases, new ways of influencing it are developed, as witness therapies directed against specific cytokines, and COX-2 specific NSAIDs (COXIBs). ...
The administration of general anaesthetics and neuromuscular blocking drugs is generally confined to trained specialists. Nevertheless, nonspecialists are involved in perioperative care and will benefit from an understanding of how these drugs act. Doctors from a variety of specialties use local anaesthetics and the pharmacology of these drugs is discussed in detail.
Deliberate and accidental self-poisoning Principles of treatment Poison-specific measures General measures Specific poisonings: cyanide, methanol, ethylene glycol, hydrocarbons, volatile solvents, heavy metals, herbicides and pesticides, biological substances (overdose of medicinal drugs is dealt with under individual agents) Incapacitating agents: drugs used for torture
drugs, and psychotropic drugs is increasing. Repeated episodes are not rare.1 Prescribed drugs are used in over 75% of episodes but teenagers tend to favour nonprescribed analgesics available by direct sale, e.g.
circulation would lead to unwanted systemic reactions such as: ¼ blockade of inhibitory CNS neurons, manifested by restlessness and seizures (countermeasure: injection of a benzodiazepine, p. 226); general paralysis with respiratory arrest after higher concentrations. ¼ blockade of cardiac impulse conduction, as evidenced by impaired AV conduction or cardiac arrest (countermeasure: injection of epinephrine). Depression of excitatory processes in the heart, while undesired during local anesthesia, can be put to therapeutic use in cardiac arrhythmias (p. 134).
The emerging field of nanotechnology is affirming its increasing importance day
by day. In this context fullerenes and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) play an important
role. These new allotropic forms of carbon have been discovered in the last two
decades, and, since then, they have stimulated the curiosity and interest of physicists
This book is the first of a new series entitled “Carbon Materials:
Chemistry and Physics”, the purpose of which is to analyze the new frontiers of
An English translation oi VEchographie Generale en Reanimation was necessary,
after two French versions in 1992 and 2002.
Ultrasound has, it is true, gained a more important place in emergency and
intensive care medicine. Technological evolution alone does not explain this popularity.
Technology develops extremely quickly, but we have always suggested -
and continue to do so - that before rushing to the most modern ultrasound units,
we should already make optimal use of so-called obsolete devices.
Renal Disease Renal excretion of parent drug and metabolites is generally accomplished by glomerular filtration and by specific drug transporters, only now being identified. If a drug or its metabolites are primarily excreted through the kidneys and increased drug levels are associated with adverse effects, drug dosages must be reduced in patients with renal dysfunction to avoid toxicity. The antiarrhythmics dofetilide and sotalol undergo predominant renal excretion and carry a risk of QT prolongation and arrhythmias if doses are not reduced in renal disease.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Pharmacology for anaesthesia and intensive care" presents the following contents: Basic principles (Drug passage across the cell membrane, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, drug action,...), core drugs in anaesthetic practice (general anaesthetic agents, aeneral anaesthetic agents, local anaesthetics,...)
(BQ) Part 2 book "Medical pharmacology at a glance" presents the following contents: Lipid-lowering drugs, general anaesthetics, agents used in anaemias, anxiolytics and hypnotics, antiepileptic drugs, antipsychotic drugs, opioid analgesics, drugs used in nausea and vertigo, antidiabetic agents,... and other contents.
Our main purpose in editing this book is to provide the health care practitioner
with general clinical practical guidelines regarding the use of pediatric
cardiovascular drugs. We also intend to provide an overview of basic pediatric
cardiovascular principles. We realize the need for a pocket reference handbook that
is tailored to meet the daily challenges of practitioners that care for pediatric
What is the book about? Basic science texts deal with
anatomy, physiology and pathology. Clinical textbooks
deal in a systematic manner with guidance on managing
individual patients. We have attempted to create a bridge
between the basic sciences and their incorporation into
clinical practice. In the past general surgery dominated
teaching and postgraduate surgical examinations, but
many of the included subjects have successively been
separated into specialities.
The second edition, like the first one, is intended to provide practical guidance
to clinicians looking after patients with heart disease, or who may be at risk of
cardiac problems, in pregnancy and the puerperium. These will be hospital
physicians and cardiologists, obstetricians, general practitioners and specialist
nurses who provide direct care as well as the anaesthetists responsible for making
delivery safe and the geneticists who answer the many questions posed by
couples with a personal or family history of heart disease....
In the 4th edition we have distilled the text to a set of fl ow diagrams with
linked tables. Our aim is to provide the doctor caring for an acutely ill patient
with rapid access to key information, including a balanced interpretation of
current national and international guidelines.
We have substantially broadened the scope of the book to cover all problems
in general medicine likely to be encountered in the emergency department.
Integration of the use of echocardiography, which we believe is as
important in acute medicine as ECG interpretation, is a particular feature of