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Introduction to Pharmacology - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 12th Edition


This is a Pageburst digital textbook; With the most essential information presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format, you are in good hands with Asperheim. The text begins with a practical review of the mathematics of drug dosage and principles of pharmacology, followed by drug chapters and streamlined drug monographs that include vital information on each drug, such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Prepare for the clinical setting all with an emphasis on safe medication administration and prevention of drug errors with Asperheim.

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New to This Edition

    • Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest FDA approvals and withdrawals.
    • New chapters on Drug Therapy in Women and Molecular and Targeted Therapies keep you up to date on these fast-changing fields.
    • A new “Do-Not-Confuse” Drug List, located inside the back cover, helps you avoid confusion over lookalike/soundalike drugs.
    • Full-color design highlights key information and illustrates concepts in true-to-life color.

Key Features

    • Considerations boxes call attention to the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults.
    • A Disorders Index (separate from the General Index) refers you to information about medications used for specific disorders.
    • Each chapter ends with Clinical Implications, Critical Thinking Questions, and Review Questions — all designed to help you check your mastery of the content and apply it to realistic clinical situations and issues.
    • Free resources on the student Evolve website: an audio glossary, with definitions and pronunciations for all key terms; hundreds of bonus review questions; open-book quizzes; web activities; and more!

Published Reviews

    "This book does have strengths, it highlights where herbal remedies may counteract with pharmacologically prescribed drugs. As many patients are supplementing their diets and health with herbal and non pharmacological agents it is a good idea for the student to have an understanding of these issues. The other strength of this book is the additional web resources." Nurse Education in Practice, March 2009

Author Information

    By Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro, MD,MS,BS, Staff Physician, Little River Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC; Formerly Instructor of Pharmacology, St. Louis University School of Nursing and Health Services, St. Louis, MO and Justin Favaro, MD, PhD, BS, Oncology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Introduction to Pharmacology - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 12th Edition
  • Digital Book
  • 304 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5073-3
  • Copyright: 2012