Providing a complete overview of pharmacology, this resource presents a comprehensive framework for drug recognition and drug usage. Arranged by medical specialty or drug category, it covers all of the "need-to-know" essentials from the history of drugs and the drug approval process to prescription and over-the-counter trade name and generic drugs for every body system. Revised and updated, the third edition includes the most current drugs and drug information. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: Corresponding Companion Website that features drug updates and discussions of current healthcare issues, as well as study guide exercises, www.prenhall.com/turley Focus on healthcare issues encountered on a clay-to-day basis. Drug forms and dosages for all listed drugs are included in the Glossary/Index. Pronunciation guide is now included in the Glossary/Index. Clinical scenarios from real medical case histories are included, accompanied by questions and exercises. Handwritten prescriptions allow students to interpret actual written prescription. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Covers the broad spectrum of diverse yet interrelated topics that affect pharmacology, Such as botany, molecular chemistry, research, clinical observation, toxicology. Legislation, and patient education. Presents competency-based learning objectives and correlated review questions. Includes end-of-chapter questions, spelling tips and the insights provided by correct spellings, historical notes, and Did You Know boxes. Includes photographs and line drawings for visual comprehension and reinforcement.Turley, Susan is the author of 'Understanding Pharmacology', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130417428 and ISBN 0130417424.