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Procedures and Quick Reference

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Pharmacology for Massage Therapy: Procedures and Quick Reference by Jean M. Wible
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This cutting-edge text leads readers through a deductive reasoning process for developing safe and individualised massage therapy protocols for clients receiving drug therapy. Providing comprehensive coverage of clinical pharmacology, readers will learn a practical method for assessing the affects of drug therapies on their clients and its relationship to massage therapy. The book features standard format for each drug classification including: Massage implications and assessment through a series of questions, presents a deductive reasoning process for understanding the relationship between drugs and massage, and how to develop safe and effective protocols Phamacokinetics - the movement of drugs within biological systems Pharmacodynamics - the biochemical and physical effects of drugs and the mechanisms of drug actions Pharmacotherapeutics - the use of drugs to prevent and treat disease Adverse reactions/warnings u highlighted in pronounced "Side Effect boxes Commonly used drug names - both proprietary and generic Lecturers - Click here to order an Inspection Copy of this title

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pharmacology and Massage Therapy Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology Chapter 3: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs Chapter 4: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Drugs Chapter 5: Pain Medications Chapter 6: Cardiovascular Drugs Chapter 7: Hematologic Drugs Chapter 8: Respiratory Drugs Chapter 9: Gastrointestinal Drugs Chapter 10: Anti-Infective Drugs Chapter 11: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Anti-Allergy Drugs, and Immunosuppressants Chapter 12: Psychiatric Drugs Chapter 13: Endocrine Drugs Chapter 14: Drugs for Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Chapter 15: Cancer Drugs Chapter 16: Herbs, Supplements, and Alternative Medicine Appendix A: Case Studies Appendix B: Medication Assessment Form for Massage Therapy Appendix C: Answers to Quick Questions Glossary Index Drug Index
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
75 illustrations
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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