Veterinary Pharmacology focuses on the practical application of knowledge and encourages a problem-solving approach by introducing a discussion of the potential uses of drugs and exploring a variety of therapies.
The text builds upon a general background of anatomy and physiology, chemical sciences and microbiology enabling the reader to understand and engage with the topic more fully. Photographs and detailed line drawings illustrate the more complex areas of pharmacology and aid comprehension of the general action mechanisms of the various drugs discussed. Complicated concepts are presented in a user-friendly way to maximise understanding.
This is the first pharmacology book designed and written specifically for veterinary nurses. The content throughout is multi-layered making the book relevant to not only all students but also the practising nurse. Specialist terminology is explained in the comprehensive glossary and each chapter contains self-assessment questions to reinforce learning. A multiple choice question and answer section is included at the end of the book and provides an excellent tool for revision.
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Section 1: Introduction to pharmacology
Ch 1: The role of the veterinary nurse in drug therapy
Ch 2: Pharmacy law
Ch 3: Pharmacy practice
Ch 4: General pharmacology
Section 2: The sciences
Ch 5: Biology
Ch 6: Chemical sciences
Ch 7: Microbiology
Section 3: Applied pharmacology
Ch 8: The treatment of infections
Ch 9: Immunological products
Ch 10: Pharmaceutical preparations used for their actions on the respiratory system
Ch 11: Pharmaceutical preparations for the cardiovascular system
Ch 12: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the gastrointestinal tract
Ch 13: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the genito-urinary system
Ch 14: Pharmaceutical preparations for the CNS and neuromuscular drugs
Ch 15: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the treatment of endocrine disorders
Ch 16: Pharmaceutical preparations used in the eye, ear, nose, throat and mouth
Ch 17: Pharmaceutical preparations used in dermatology
Ch 18: Pharmaceutical preparations used for malignant disease and immunosuppression
Ch 19: Pharmaceutical preparations used to treat poisoning cases
Ch 20: Pharmaceutical preparations used for nutrition and fluid balance
Ch 21: Premedicants and local and general anaesthetics
Ch 22: Analgesics
Appendix: Multiple Choice Questions for Animal Nursing Assistants