Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy


Martin M. Zdanowicz


Presenting all the information your students need in an accessible layout, Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy will give students a practical understanding of the pathophysiologic basis of selected diseases while providing a rationale for subsequent drug therapy.

Key Features

  • Organized by disease states with subsections detailing rationale for therapy and treatment
  • Study objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus on the areas of primary importance
  • Each chapter consists of sections on the description, manifestations, rationale for therapy, and treatment
  • The rationale for drug therapy section allows you to apply the information learned on the selected disease to the clinical application of drugs
  • “Drug boxes” provide a concise synopsis of selected drugs associated with the particular disease state, including generic and class names, routes of administration, major side effects, and contradictions
  • “Key Term” boxes present clear definitions of medical and physiologic terms
  • Numerous flow charts highlight pathophysiology and drug treatment
  • Bulleted key points and italicized important terms allow for quick reference
  • Numerous tables and charts expand upon and summarize key elementsMost available pathophysiology texts are extensive works that contain chapters on normal physiology and function but do not offer clear rationales for the use of specific agents. This textbook stresses topics in pathophysiology that are most pertinent to students pursuing degrees in pharmacy. Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy is a concise learning instrument that provides the depth and rigor required by pharmacy students and uses a presentation designed to maximize clarity and emphasize key concepts.

Book details

  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (August 28, 2002)
  • Sold by:¬†Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0014CRVI2



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