Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist

The first pharmacology book for physical therapists written by physical therapists and PhD pharmacologists

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

Based on the classic Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, this ground-breaking book illuminates the ever-expanding role of pharmacology in rehabilitation practice. In it you'll find unmatched insights on the full range of pharmacology topics, from drug receptor pharmacodynamics and general anesthetics, to cancer chemotherapy-all told from the vantage point of the authors' extensive first-hand experience.

Features:

  • Complete, up-to-date descriptions of common adverse drug reactions relevant to physical therapy
  • Explanations of how drugs can potentially disrupt functional and clinical outcomes, along with corresponding physical therapy-based solutions to overcome these issues
  • “Problem-Oriented Patient Studies” (POPS), which feature the patient as the focal point of the case rather than drug therapy itself
  • “Preparations Available” boxes that provide at-a-glance summaries of the drugs available to treat specific conditions and disorders
  • Glossary of need-to-know terms
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About the author

Peter Panus PhD PT, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at East Tennessee State University.

Bertram G. Katzung, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Erin E. Jobst, PhD, PT is Professor at Pacific University's School of Physical Therapy.

Suzanne L. Tinsley PhD, MSPT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Louisiana State University.

Susan Masters, PhD received her B.A. degree in biology and philosophy from Bowdoin College, and her PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of California, San Diego. Her postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco explored the molecular mechanisms of G-protein linked signaling. Dr. Masters served as Scientific Director of the UCSF Human Genome Center from 1989 to 1992. In 1993, she joined CMP as a full time educator of UCSF professional students. She currently directs the “Life Cycle” course in the new UCSF curriculum, lectures on many topics in pharmacology in other medical and pharmacy courses, and serves on various curriculum committees. She is a member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

Anthony J. Trevor, PhD teaches basic and clinical pharmacology to at the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
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Published on
Oct 15, 2008
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Pages
608
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ISBN
9780071781381
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Pharmacology
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This content is DRM protected.
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