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Oktober 2008



This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Pharmacology: A Handbook for Complementary Healthcare Professionals provides an accessible text and source book of pharmacology for both students and practitioners of complementary medicine. It covers the basic chemistry which builds into an understanding of basic organic chemistry, key pharmacological principles, herbal and nutritional chemical constituents and the use of conventional medication. Various different aspects are treated in a way which creates linkages for clarity and clinical relevance.


1 Introduction
Section 1: Basic pharmacological principles 2 The atom: the smallest unit of pharmacology 3 Bonds found in biological chemistry 4 Bonds continued 5 Nomenclature: representation of chemical structures and basic terminology 6 Isomers 7 Free radicals 8 Acids and bases
Section 2: Important primary metabolic components 9 Carbohydrates 10 Lipids 11 Amino acids and proteins 12 Purines and pyrimidines 13 Vitamins and minerals
Section 3: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 14 Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics: introduction 15 Methods of administration 16 How do drugs get into cells? 17 Metabolism 18 Drug excretion 19 Pharmacodynamics: how drugs elicit a physiological effect
Section 4: Plant pharmacology 20 Plant pharmacology. Introduction: secondary metabolites 21 Phenols 22 Terpenes 23 Amines and alkaloids 24 Gycosides
Section 5: Orthodox medication 25 Orthodox medicine: introduction 26 Cardiovascular disorders 27 Problems with lipid metabolism 28 Blood disorders 29 Antimicrobials 30 Inflammation and the immune system 31 The nervous system 32 Analgesia and relief of pain 33 Neurological disease 34 Respiratory diseases 35 Gastrointestinal disorders 36 Urinary tract infection 37 Metabolic disorders 38 Reproductive hormones 39 Chemotherapy
Section 6: Toxicology 40 Toxicology
Section 7: The final analysis 41 Scientific tests 42 Information gathering and the final analysis


Chiropractor, acupuncturist, western and Chinese herbalist in private practice. Lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Northern College of Acupuncture. Lecturer in Western Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture. Peer reviewer, Clinical Chiropractic, Elsevier Journal.
EAN: 9780443068980
ISBN: 0443068984
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Format: kartoniert
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