Pharmacology for Podiatrists
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Proposed changes in practice legislation will allow podiatrists to prescribe a limited range of drugs and dressings. It is therefore now imperative that students and practitioners understand pharmacology. Not only the mechanisms of action of drugs, but also their potential side-effects and interactions with other drugs taken by the patient.
This book will cover both basic and clinical pharmacology. The podiatrist's role in examination, assessment and diagnosis are considered.
Preface; Contents; Common Abbreviations; Introduction; How Drugs Work; The Role of the Podiatrist in Patient Care; Drugs affecting the Peripheral Nervous System; Drugs affecting the Central Nervous System; Drugs affecting the Gastrointestinal System; Drugs affecting the Cardiovascular System; Drugs affecting the Respiratory System; Chemotherapeutic Drugs; Drugs affecting the Endocrine System; Drugs affecting the Urinary System; Drugs affecting the Reproductive System; Drugs affecting the Musculo-Skeletal System; Drugs affecting the Eye and Ear; Drugs acting on the Skin; Local Anaesthetics; Cytotoxic Drugs; Appendix.
Dr Rae Morgan, School of Podiatric Medicine, New College Durham, UK
Dr Margaret Johnson, Department of Pharmacology, University of Sunderland, UK