Description : This new edition of Introduction to the Human Body offers a balanced introduction to the human body, especially developed to meet the needs of the one-semester A&P course. It provides an effective blend of stunning art and clearly written text to illuminate the complexities of the human body. Class-tested pedagogy is woven into the narrative and illustrations to ensure that students gain a solid understanding of the material.
Description : This new edition has been fully revised to bring pharmacologists and trainees fully up to date with the latest developments in the field of medical pharmacology. Beginning with an introduction to general pharmacological principles, the following sections discuss drugs for common and less common disorders found in different regions of the body. The seventh edition includes new drugs, as well as the latest therapeutic guidelines from authoritative sources such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the British National Formulary (BNF). Each topic includes key point summary boxes as well as illustrations, flowcharts and tables to enhance learning. A ‘problem-directed study’ question at the end of each chapter helps trainees test their knowledge. An extensive appendices section includes a list of essential medicines, drugs that should/shouldn’t be prescribed in pregnancy and lactation, and suggestions for further reading. Key points Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in medical pharmacology Includes therapeutic guidelines from WHO and BNF Problem-directed study questions and key point summary boxes enhance learning Previous edition published in 2008
Description : The most trusted and up-to-date pharmacology text in medicine -- completely redesigned to make the learning process even more interesting and efficient 5 Star Doody's Review! "This is the most widely used textbook for teaching pharmacology to health professionals. This 11th edition is far superior to any previous editions....The authors' goals are to provide a complete, authoritative, current, and readable textbook of pharmacology for students in health sciences. Testimony to their success is the widespread use of this work as required textbook for pharmacology courses around the world. This book is used extensively by thousands of medical, pharmacy, podiatry, nursing, and other health professions students to study pharmacology. Likewise, it remains a valuable resource for residents and practicing physicians....I continue to use this book as a required resource for all courses that I teach to medical, nursing, and allied health students. It is authoritative, readable, and supported by numerous learning tools."--Doody's Review Service Organized to reflect the syllabi in Pharmacology courses, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers all the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. It is acknowledged worldwide as the field’s most current, authoritative, and comprehensive textbook. To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book features a strong focus on the choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects. Coverage that spans every important aspect of medical pharmacology: Basic Principles Autonomic Drugs Cardiovascular-Renal Drugs Drugs with Important Actions on Smooth Muscle Drugs that Act in the Central Nervous System Drugs Used to Treat Diseases of the Blood, Inflammation, and Gout Endocrine Drugs Chemotherapeutic Drugs Toxicology NEW to this edition: Full-color presentation, including 300+ illustrations Case studies introduce clinical problems in many chapters Drug summary tables for key information in comparative context Descriptions of important newly released drugs, including new immunopharmacologic agents Expanded coverage of general concepts relating to newly discovered receptors, receptor mechanisms, and drug transporters
Description : This title is unique among textbooks in its appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nursing students, students in the allied health professions and complementary / alternative medicine, paramedics and ambulance technicians. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations. "The chapter on the nervous system, has excellent informative diagrams where even the plexus appear understandable even to a novice. This is the book's strength and as a reference tool for patients would be helpful. " Date: July 2014 Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject Highly illustrated with clear colour diagrams and photographs Regular sequences of headings, lists and bullet points help with learning and revision Learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter Common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference Access to additional electronic resources, including high-quality animations, colouring exercises, case studies, self-testing questions, an audio pronunciation guide and weblinks An accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book. text fully revised and updated with developments in the field colour photographs glossary new and revised illustrations significantly enhanced electronic ancillaries featuring a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text, new animations, an electronic colouring in /labelling feature, case studies, over 300 self-assessment exercises such as MCQs, crosswords, drag and drop, ‘hangman’ etc with answers extra electronic resources for lecturers including the full image bank
Description : The objective of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date correlation of pharmacology with related medical sciences, a reinterpretation of the actions and uses of drugs from the viewpoint of the latest advances in medicine and place emphasis on the application of pharmacodynamics to therapeutics.
Description : Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, Fourth Edition offers the most thorough approach to understanding pharmacy calculations - so every student succeeds. Its extensive examples help students apply calculations in the workplace. Additional problems with solutions at the end of the book provide practice with immediate feedback; Pretest available to check student readiness; Study Partner multimedia CD included with each textbook.
Description : This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs. Authored by native experts in the field, the reader is introduced to each herb with a brief chronological review of Chinese literature on dietary herb uses, with chapters dedicated to each selected herb including color photos for each herb. In addition, Chinese characters as well as the Latin botanical name indices, and chemical structures for the known active compounds are also provided. The clear layout examines the health benefits that have been studied for centuries, including current clinical and toxicological data. A wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are investigated for their suitability into daily diets for maintaining general wellness or disease prevention. In the past decades, natural health products, dietary supplements, functional foods, or nutraceuticals have emerged in the West due to the increasing demand for non-pharmaceutical healthcare products. Traditional Chinese Medicine disease prevention and treatment incorporates the use of foods, and herbal medicine in an integrated manner, and thus the dietary Chinese herbs in used in TCM for thousands of years could be sources for developing new, effective, and safe ingredients to capture the rapidly expanding opportunity in the global market place.
Description : Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry This comprehensive textbook is primarily aimed at the course requirements of the B. Pharm. students. This book is specially designed to impart knowledge alternative systems of medicine as well as modern pharmacognosy. It would also serve as a valuable resource of information to other allied botanical and alternative healthcare science students as well as researchers and industrialists working in the field of herbal technology. Only Textbook Offering... Recent data on trade of Indian medicinal plants (till 2008) Illustrated biosynthetic pathways of metabolites as well as extraction and isolation methodologies of medicinal compounds Bioactivity determination and synthesis of herbal products of human interest Information on Ayurvedic plants and Chinese system of medicine Simple narrative text that will help the students quickly understand important concepts Over 300 illustrations and 120 tables in order to help students memorize and recall vital concepts making this book a student’s companion cum teacher A must buy for every student of pharmacognosy!
Description : Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments. This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat.
Description : &>Ninth Edition of the best-selling Human Anatomy & Physiology, trusted authors Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn have produced the most accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and visually stunning anatomy & physiology textbook on the market. Marieb draws on her career as an A&P professor and her experience completing her nursing education; Hoehn relies on her medical education and award-winning classroom instruction--together, they explain anatomy & physiology concepts and processes in a meaningful and memorable way. In the most extensive revision to date-the Ninth Edition presents information in smaller and more digestible bites, making it easier to read and navigate. Note: This is the standalone book if you want the Book/Access Card/eText order the ISBN below; 0321871901 / 9780321871909 Human Anatomy & Physiology Plus A Brief Atlas of the Human Body Plus MasteringA&P with Pearson eText Package consists of 0321696549 / 9780321696540 MasteringA&P with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Human Anatomy & Physiology 0321743261 / 9780321743268 Human Anatomy & Physiology 080537373X / 9780805373738 Brief Atlas of the Human Body, A (ValuePack Only)
Description : The focus of this collection of illustrated reviews is to discuss the systems biology of free radicals and anti-oxidants. Free radical induced cellular damage in a variety of tissues and organs is reviewed, with detailed discussion of molecular and cellular mechanisms. The collection is aimed at those new to the field, as well as clinicians and scientists with long standing interests in free radical biology. A feature of this collection is that the material also brings insights into various diseases where free radicals are thought to play a role. There is extensive discussion of the success and limitations of the use of antioxidants in several clinical settings.
Description : The new edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology maintains the superb balance between structure and function. It continues to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. The acclaimed illustration program is also even better along with the redevelopment of many of the figures depicting the toughest topics to grasp.
Description : A former senior mujahidin figure and an ex-counter-terrorism analyst cooperating to write a book on the history and legacy of Arab-Afghan fighters in Afghanistan is a remarkable and improbable undertaking. Yet this is what Mustafa Hamid, aka Abu Walid al-Masri, and Leah Farrall have achieved with the publication of their ground-breaking work. The result of thousands of hours of discussions over several years, The Arabs at War in Afghanistan offers significant new insights into the history of many of today's militant Salafi groups and movements. By revealing the real origins of the Taliban and al-Qaeda and the jostling among the various jihadi groups, this account not only challenges conventional wisdom, but also raises uncomfortable questions as to how events from this important period have been so badly misconstrued.
Description : Endodontics is the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases of the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. This new edition brings trainees up to date with the most recent advances in the field. Each chapter has been fully revised and new topics are included such as endodontic failures and retreatment, tooth hypersensitivity, and tooth infractions. Key points and clinical tips are highlighted for each topic and questions are included at the end of each chapter to assist exam preparation. This comprehensive third edition includes more than 1000 high quality images and line diagrams and two accompanying DVD ROMs demonstrate root canal procedures. Key points Comprehensive, new edition bringing trainees fully up to date with recent advances in endodontics Each chapter included key points, clinical tips and questions for revision Two DVD ROMs demonstrate root canal procedures Previous edition published in 2010
Description : Principles of Clinical Pharmacology is a successful survey covering the pharmacologic principles underlying the individualization of patient therapy and contemporary drug development. This essential reference continues to focus on the basics of clinical pharmacology for the development, evaluation, and clinical use of pharmaceutical products while also addressing the most recent advances in the field. Written by leading experts in academia, industry, clinical and regulatory settings, the third edition has been thoroughly updated to provide readers with an ideal reference covering the wide range of important topics impacting clinical pharmacology as the discipline plays an increasingly significant role in drug development and regulatory science. The Third Edition has been endorsed by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics * Includes new chapters on imaging and the pharmacogenetic basis of adverse drug reactions. * Offers an expanded regulatory section that addresses US and international issues and guidelines. * Provides extended coverage of earlier chapters on transporters, pharmacogenetics and biomarkers and also illustrates the impact of gender on drug response. * Presents a broadened discussion of clinical trials from Phase 1 to incorporate Phases II and III.
Description : Preventing contamination with problematic chemical compounds in food, from 'plant to plate and meat to meal', begins with an understanding of the food production and processing chain as well as relevant issues in toxicology and risk management. The diversity in origin and structure of unwanted chemical substances means that combating chemical contaminants in food needs a good understanding of science in a number of disciplines as well as the regulatory processes designed to minimise risks to a world population increasingly exposed through international trade. This book covers the basic and applied science needed to understand, analyse and take professional action on problems and questions concerning chemical food safety, from acute to long lasting problems that call for interventions on a local, regional, national or international level. Risk assessment is explained in the context of targeted future risk management and risk communication. The book follows problematic chemical compounds through production and processing of foods of plant, fungal, algal or animal origin, including oral exposure and intestinal absorption of such contaminants. The aim is to reach a harmonized level of understanding of all aspects of chemical food safety, so as to make the graduated student ready for work in all sectors related to food and its production.
Description : This treatise is a unified and single-source reference book providing the latest and the most significant data on a wide spectrum of medicinal herbs practised worldwide and their chemical ingredients. Of the 550 plants referred to in the book in relation to their phytochemicals, 350 are dealt in detail dovetailing their distinguishing botanical characters, chemical components and biomarkers of all the useful parts, authentic medicinal properties and the pharmacological actions they elicit. About 10,000 constituent compounds have been mentioned and these have been grouped according to their natural product classification. This book is intended to oncompass an in-depth coverage of the chemistry of "Plant Products" such as alkaloids, terponoids, phenolics, etc. In addition to emphasizing the synergism of the components of these herbs, emerging trends like aromatherapy and antioxidant therapy are discussed and a handy user's guide is appended at the end. This book is a valuable and indispensable reference book designed for teachers and students of phytochemistry, medicinal botany and pharmacy as also for biochemists, organic chemists, chemotaxonomists, medicinal practitioners (practicing herbal medicine), foresters, drug manufacturers, chemo/bioprospectors, and of course, to a layman interested in medicinal herbs.
Description : The fully revised and updated edition of this essential pharmacology textbook presents pharmacologic principles in an accessible, full-color format. Featuring Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Charts, and an extensive math/dosage calculations section, this fourth edition includes updated content throughout, including 75 new full-color drug labels. It also includes six new chapters, new Herb Alert boxes, and an expanded ancillary package. Nursing Process Charts relate nursing care to drug therapy. For each step of the nursing process, concise bulleted points outline the plan of care in relation to treatment for selected drug prototypes. A drug calculations chapter, with an 85-page review of dosage calculations, covers a basic math review, all four methods of calculating dosages, and dosage calculations in various settings and for different routes of administration. A comprehensive guide to medication administration addresses all routes of administration in various settings. Unit openers for drug therapy chapters include illustrated anatomy and physiology overviews and provide a foundation for understanding how each drug works in that body system. Nearly 100 Prototype Drug Charts are included for selected prototype drugs. Each chart lists Drug Class, Dosage, Contraindications, Drug-Lab-Food Interactions, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Therapeutic Effects/Uses, and Adverse Reactions. Client Teaching sections in each Nursing Process Chart provide client-oriented instructions. Cultural Considerations are covered in a separate chapter and, where appropriate, culturally sensitive client teaching is included in the Nursing Process Charts. Critical Thinking in Action boxes present a clinical scenario and questions for analysis and critical thinking. Study questions appear at the end of every chapter. Includes 75 new full-color drug labels to familiarize students with new medications used in practice. Features an expanded emphasis on herbal therapies, including new Herb Alert boxes and herbal interaction icons throughout the drug families chapters. Coverage of dimensional analysis has been added to the chapter on Medication and Calculations. Features six new chapters: Pediatric Pharmacology, Geriatric Pharmacology, Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers, Drugs for the Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor, and Drugs for the Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor and Delivery. Each method of dosage calculation is consistently highlighted with a distinctive color for easy reference and identification. Full-color Prototype Drug Charts and Nursing Process Charts have been redesigned for easy use.
Description : Taking stock of all the major developments in the field of international environmental law, this text explores core assumptions and concepts, basic analytical tools and key challenges.