1. Essential basic Pharmacology
• Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Drug interactions
2. Receptor pharmacology
• Neuropsychiatric, Recreational drugs, Autonomic nervous system, Drugs and organ failure, Endocrine
3. Drugs acting on smooth muscle
• Blood vessel, Bronchial, Gastro-Intestinal tract
4. Drugs acting on conduction tissue
• Local Anaesthesia, Anti-dysrhythmics
5. Drugs used in the practice of Anaesthesia
• Premedicants, Induction agents, Inhalational agents, Muscle relaxants, Analgesics, Chronic pain
6. Cytotoxic drugs • Antibiotics, Antiretroviral therapy, Chemotherapy
7. Pharmacology of blood • Anticoagulants, Procoagulants and blood substitutes
8. Miscellaneous • Toxicology, Complimentary medicine, Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacogenomics
A Alli, A Beeton, D Gopalan, M Kuhn, A Moodley, I Noeth, R von Rahden, L Zuccherelli, B Meyer, D Mohr, S Etoe, C Hoskin, E Hodgson, M Kuhn, L Nienaber, B Biccard, H Radford, C Royse, M James, J Diedericks, A Brandl, T Dippenaar, A Rantloane, T Shipton, E Frolich, P le Roux, J Piercy, E Oosthuizen, I Joubert, C Lundgren, R Rodseth, H Kluyts, P Fourie, J Brandt, A Milner, E Welch
This comprehensive book guides the reader through the complexity of pharmacology using an easy to follow bullet system with tables, clinical examples, tips on various agents and cautions highlighted in easy to reference boxes within each chapter.
The chapters are divided into related topics in such a way as to cover the basic theory, relevant physiology and specific pharmacology necessary to get to grips with a particular area.
Written by anaesthesiologist/ intensivists who are all respected teachers and bring a wealth of clinical experience to the understanding of each topic.
Fulfils the need for a clinically relevant pharmacology text that focuses not only on preparation for the anaesthesia primary and final examinations, the diploma in anaesthesia, fellowships in intensive care and masters in pharmacology, but can also be used as a reference for the practicing anaesthesiologist and intensivist.