Product Description Key Features This book provides comprehensive and contemporary pharmacological knowledge specifically tailored to the needs of dentistry. It covers a broad range of topics from principles of drug action to systemic pharmacology and emphasises on drugs that are commonly employed in dental practice. It attempts to enable the dentist to rationally select the drug for common dental conditions and prescribe/administer them with understanding and confidence. It makes them aware of orodental adverse effects of drug therapy and the possibility of drug interactions and equips them with knowledge to institute first hand treatment of certain medical emergencies that may arise during dental procedures. Table of Contents 1 Introduction Routes of Drug Administration 2 Pharmacokinetics 3 Pharmacodynamics 4 Adverse Drug Effects 5 Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous System (General Considerations Cholinergic and Anticholinergic Drugs) 6 Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous System (Adrenergic and Antiadrenergic Drugs) 7 Autacoids and Related Drugs 8 General Anaesthetics and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 117 8 General Anaesthetics and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 9 Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System (Sedative-Hypnotics Alcohols Antiepileptics and Antiparkinsonian Drugs) 10 Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System (Psychopharmacological Agents) 11 Cardiovascular Drugs (Drugs Affecting Renin-Angiotensin System Calcium Channel Blockers 12 Cardiovascular Drugs (Drugs for Heart Failure and Cardiac Arrhythmia) 13 Drugs Acting on Kidney 14 Hormones and Related Drugs (Anterior Pituitary Hormones Antidiabetic Drugs Cortic
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