Pharmacokinetics: Principles and Applications

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This unique book will present both the mathematical concepts required to understand pharmacokinetics along with applications that make it real for pharmaceutical care. It is designed for the first pharmacokinetics course, but unlike most of the other books for this course, which only deal with the mathematical constructs, this book will introduce applications as well. Pharmacokinetics is a required subject in all pharmacy programs. Pharmacokinetics describes what the body does to a drug: it involves the processes of drug absorption, biotransformation/metabolism, distribution, and elimination. This is a critical subject for pharmacists because it provides a basis for understanding how drugs produce their effects and how there can be different responses in different patients and/or different effects in the same patient at different times.

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"I find this text to be a valuable inclusion to PharmD curriculum at the very basic level to make the students more clinically proficient."

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Making pharmacokinetics real for pharmaceutical care and sciences, this unique introduction explains the math and delivers it in a practical context that can help you in the scientific practice of pharmacy



-The best way to start pharmacokinetics for real-life practice

-Ideal for students who want to understand the processes and factors that make drugs work and stop working

-Inside: essential, well-illustrated information about what happens when drugs enter, interact with, and leave patients' bodies


The only book to put math, physiology, and drug dynamics into a package that makes sense for'and to'students, clinicians, and scientists, Pharmacokinetics: Principles and Applications features

-Practical pharmacokinetics for a core understanding of drug behavior in real patients

-Building-block coverage that prepares you for both practice and pharmacy exam success

-Thorough, clear review of needed math

-18 chapters exploring drug activity in the body, the factors that affect its safety and efficacy, and practical drug problem-solving skills that can help patients

-Coverage of drug administration, absorption, distribution, and elimination

-Leading-edge models that explain and predict drug behavior and physiological response

-Special coverage of the effects of dialysis on pharmacokinetics and dosage adjustments for patient with renal impairments

-Practical help with analysis of urinary biliary data

-More than 250 illustrations

-Learning tools that make mastery easier, including a groundwork-laying chapter, an intro to physiological modeling, compartmental and noncompartmental analyses, and assignments with answers at the back of the book and extra credit problems based on the recent findings published in leading refereed journals for students who expect to be challenged

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