Pharmacology and physiology are the foundation of every anesthesia provider’s training and clinical competency. Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Application, 2nd Edition, delivers the information you need in pharmacology, physiology, and molecular-cellular biology, keeping you current with contemporary training and practice. This thoroughly updated edition is your one-stop, comprehensive overview of physiology, and rational anesthetic drug selection and administration, perfect for study, review, and successful practice.
- Contains new chapters on Special Populations (anesthetic pharmacology in obesity, geriatrics, and pediatrics), Oral and Non-IV Opioids, Thermoregulation, Physiology and Pharmacology of Obstetric Anesthesia, Chemotherapeutic and Immunosuppresive Drugs, and Surgical Infection and Antimicrobial Drugs.
- Incorporates entirely new sections on Physics, Anatomy, and Imaging.
- Includes new information on consciousness and cognition, pharmacodynamics, the immune system, and anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Features user-friendly tables, figures, and algorithms (including 100 new illustrations), all presented in full color and designed to help explain complex concepts.
- Helps you understand the molecular mechanism of drug actions and identify key drug interactions that may complicate anesthesia with dedicated sections on these areas.
- Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices
By Hugh C. Hemmings, BS, MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, Vice Chairman of Research in Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Attending Anesthesiologist, New York Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY and Talmage D. Egan, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutics, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Attending Anesthesiologist, Vice Chair for Research, K.C. Wong Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah