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Pharmacology: An Introduction

Pharmacology: An Introduction

7th Edition
By Henry Hitner and Barbara Nagle
ISBN10: 0073513814
ISBN13: 9780073513812
Copyright: 2016
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Part I General Concepts


1 Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Biological Factors Affecting the Action of Drugs

3 Geriatric Pharmacology

4 Math Review and Dosage Calculations

Part II Pharmacology of the Peripheral Nervous System


5 Autonomic Nervous System

6 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System

7 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System

8 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Ganglia

9 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

10 Local Anesthetics

Part III Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System


11 Introduction to the Central Nervous System

12 Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol

13 Antipsychotic and Antianxiety Drugs

14 Antidepressants, Psychomotor Stimulants, and Lithium

15 Psychotomimetic Drugs of Abuse

16 Antiepileptic Drugs

17 Antiparkinson Drugs

18 General Anesthetics

19 Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics

20 Nonnarcotic Analgesics Anti-inflammatory, and Antigout Drugs

Part IV Pharmacology of the Heart


21 Cardiac Glycosides and the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

23 Antianginal Drugs

Part V Pharmacology of the Vascular and Renal Systems


24 Diuretics

25 Antihypertensive Drugs

26 Anticoagulants and Coagulants

27 Nutrition and Therapy

28 Hypolipidemic Drugs

29 Antianemic

Part VI Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System


30 Antiallergic and Antihistaminic Drugs

31 Bronchodilator Drugs and the Treatment of Asthma

Part VII Pharmacology of the GI Tract


32 Therapy of Gastrointestinal Disorders: GERD, Ulcers, and Vomiting

33 Agents that Affect Intestinal Motility

Part VIII Pharmacology of the Endocrine System


34 Introduction to the Endocrine System

35 Introduction to the Endocrine System & Adrenal Steroids

36 Gonadal Hormones and the Oral Contraceptives

37 Drugs Affecting the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Bone Degeneration

38 Pancreatic Hormones and Antidiabetic Drugs

39 Posterior Pituitary Hormones and Drugs Affecting Uterine Muscle

Part IX Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases


40 Antibacterial Agents

42 Antifungal and Antiviral (AIDS) Drugs

43 Antiprotozoal and Anthelmintic Drugs

44 Antiseptics and Disinfectants

Part X Antineoplastics and Drugs Affecting the Immune System


45 Antineoplastic Agents

46 Immunopharmacology

About the Author

Henry Hitner

Henry Hitner earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Moravian College
in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and spent several years working in the pharmaceutical
industry, first as a research assistant in toxicology for Wyeth Laboratories and then
as a research pharmacologist for National Drug Company, both in Philadelphia. During
this time he earned a master of education degree in biology from West Chester University.
He attended graduate school at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia,
where he earned a PhD in pharmacology. Dr. Hitner then went into academia, where
he held numerous faculty positions, first as an instructor of biology and allied health
sciences at Montgomery County Community College, followed by 30 years of teaching
and research at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). At PCOM
he served as professor and vice chair of the neuroscience, physiology, and pharmacology
department. Other positions included director of the animal facility and chair of the
institutional animal care and utilization committee. Professional memberships included
the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the American Society for Pharmacology
and Experimental Therapeutics. He was the recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award
for Distinguished Teaching and a Mentor Award from the National Student Association.
Henry and his wife Carlotta enjoy traveling, the beach, and time spent with family and
their nine grandchildren.

Barbara Nagle

Barbara Nagle earned a master of science and doctorate at Hahnemann Medical
College and University in the department of pharmacology. Following postdoctoral
training in ocular pharmacology at Will’s Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, she taught pharmacology
and physiology to medical students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine (PCOM) and to nursing students at Widener University. After several years in
academia, she moved into the pharmaceutical industry at Glaxo Smith-Kline, Endo Pharmaceuticals,
Bio-Pharm Clinical Services, ICON, and InKine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as
Director of Clinical Information and later Vice President of Clinical Research, Training
and Quality Assurance. She has been part of the research effort to bring products through
clinical development to FDA approval such as gastric acid suppressants (antihistamines),
beta-blockers, antiinfectives, muscle relaxants, and oral contraceptives. Her most recent
affiliation was with Endo Pharmaceuticals in pain management research prior to her current
activities as consultant and educator. She has served as International Director of
Drug Development Training and Medical Education for BioPharm. Professional memberships
include the Sigma Xi Scientific Research and American Medical Writers Association.
Barbara is a freelance photographer, traveler, and silk painter.

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