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Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 5th Edition

  • Author : John A. Yagiela DDS PhD, Frank J. Dowd DDS PhD, and Enid A. Neidle PhD
  • ISBN : 9780323016186
  • Cover Type : Hard cover
  • Pages : 960
  • Pub. Date : Jan 1900
  • Manufacturer: Mosby
  • Shipping Weight : 2.3000
Emphasizing the clinical application of drugs used in dental treatment, this comprehensive text covers the basic principles of drugs and their actions on the body. Providing a solid understanding of pharmacology content, it helps readers thoroughly evaluate a patient`s current medical status and best optimize dental treatment in relation to overall health. =New to this Edition · A new chapter, Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs, discusses the important topic of pain and provides new information on mechanisms of pain and therapeutic approaches to pain. · A new chapter on serotonin pharmacology and antimigraine drugs covers the roles of serotonin and the importance of agonist and antagonists at the many serotonin receptors. · A new chapter on Alternative Medicine in Dentistry provides a current treatment of chemicals used as alternative medicines and an assessment of the potential benefits and risks of a large number of these compounds. · New information on pharmacogenetics provides the latest findings on how an individual`s genetic traits affect his or her responses to drugs. · The scope of the Non-Opioid Analgesics chapter has been expanded to include non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antirheumatic, and antigout drugs. · An expanded discussion of the endocrine system provides the most comprehensive coverage on the subject. · Discussions of drugs have been updated to include the latest drugs and their pharmacology. · Dental aspects of many drug classes have been expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics. · The uses and mechanisms of action of drugs have been linked to the latest information on drug receptors. · Drug lists have been updated throughout the text to provide the most current information. · Website addresses have been added where appropriate to provide another avenue of drug information. · New figures help clarify mechanisms of drug action, in such areas as gastrointestinal drugs, cardiovascular drugs, and endocrine drugs. · For the first time, every book includes a free six-month subscription to Mosby`s Drug Consult. Mosby`s Drug Consult provides the most current, unbiased, accurate, and reliable drug information available!
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