Revised and updated, the third edition of this innovative reference presents the fundamental principles of pharmacology, administration of drugs, and pharmacologic calculations. It addresses all major categories of drugs in a consistent format, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse side effects. Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate the administration of common drug forms.
Table of Contents
1. General Pharmacology 2. Routes and Techniques of Drug Administration 3. Practical Calculations in Pharmacology 4. Drugs Affecting the Nervous System 5. Respiratory Drugs 6. Renal and Urinary Tract Drugs 7. Cardiovascular Drugs 8. Gastrointestinal Drugs 9. Hormonal, Endocrine, and Reproductive Drugs 10. Ophthalmic and Otic Drugs 11. Drugs Affecting the Skin 12. Anti-Infective Drugs 13. Antiparasitic Drugs 14. Drugs Used to Relieve Pain and Inflammation 15. Therapeutic Nutritional, Fluid, and Electrolyte Replacements 16. Blood-Modifying, Antineoplastic, and Immunosuppressant Drugs 17. Immunologic Drugs 18. Miscellaneous Therapeutic Agents 19. Inventory: The Veterinary Technician's Role Appendix A: Common Abbreviations Used in Veterinary Medicine Appendix B: Weights and Measures Appendix C: Emergency Drugs Appendix D: Controlled Substances Information Summary Appendix E: Vaccines by Species Appendix F: Conversion of Body Weight in Kilograms to Body Surface Area in Meters for Dogs