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Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

4th Edition


  • Authors:
  • T. E. Peck, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Winchester
  • S. A. Hill, Southampton University Hospital
Zeev Goldik
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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107657267

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  • The fourth edition of this market-leading anaesthetic book has been fully updated to include novel oral anticoagulants and neuromuscular reversal agents. Numerous other sections have been expanded or updated to reflect new research and current best practice, and the antibiotics chapter now includes information about commonly encountered pathogens and the drugs used to target them. Basic pharmacological principles, vital to understanding the effects of individual drugs, are dealt with methodically, and the essential physiology is described alongside the relevant pharmacology. This has become the core pharmacology book for the FRCA, covering all the relevant kinetics and dynamics in a compact and easy to navigate format, including clear diagrams and tables. This is an ideal aid to study and practice for junior and trainee anaesthetists. Theatre practitioners, ICU nurses and physicians working in areas that demand a solid foundation of pharmacological knowledge will also find this an invaluable resource.

    • Practical quick reference with concise descriptions and clear illustrations, giving readers all the information they need in one compact resource
    • Fully updated, with the addition and removal of various drugs, to reflect current best practice and the latest research
    • All drugs relevant to anaesthetic practice are covered - anaesthetic and analgesic agents, cardiovascular drugs, CNS agents and many others
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of previous edition: '… this book is well written and well laid out. The diagrams are simple and easy to understand. The authors undoubtedly have achieved their aims of providing a core text for young trainees.' British Journal of Anaesthesia

    Review of previous edition: 'This remains an excellent book, and is essential reading for examinees taking the Primary Examination of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.' European Journal of Anaesthesiology

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107657267
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 82 b/w illus. 42 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Zeev Goldik
    Part I. Basic Principles:
    1. Drug passage across the cell membrane
    2. Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion
    3. Drug action
    4. Drug interaction
    5. Isomerism
    6. Pharmacokinetic modelling
    7. Applied pharmacokinetic models
    8. Medicinal chemistry
    Part II. Core Drugs in Anaesthetic Practice:
    9. General anaesthetic agents
    10. Analgesics
    11. Local anaesthetics
    12. Muscle relaxants and reversal agents
    Part III. Cardiovascular Drugs:
    13. Sympathomimetics
    14. Adrenoceptor antagonists
    15. Anti-arrhythmics
    16. Vasodilators
    17. Antihypertensives
    Part IV. Other Important Drugs:
    18. Central nervous system
    19. Antiemetics and related drugs
    20. Drugs acting on the gut
    21. Intravenous fluids and minerals
    22. Diuretics
    23. Antimicrobials
    24. Drugs affecting coagulation
    25. Drugs used in diabetes
    26. Corticosteroids and other hormone preparations

  • Authors

    T. E. Peck, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Winchester
    T. E. Peck is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, and an Honorary Consultant at University Hospital Southampton, UK.

    S. A. Hill, Southampton University Hospital
    S. A. Hill is a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton, UK.


    Zeev Goldik

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