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The most complete, useful pharmacology resource for veterinary technicians. Fundamental principles of pharmacology, administration of drugs and pharmacologic calculations are clearly explained in the first several chapters. Step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful photographs, spell out how to administer the full range of drugs to most animal species. Uses, mechanisms of action, adverse side effects, dosage forms, and other considerations are discussed for each drug. A consistent, user-friendly format gives rapid access to information.
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