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Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training - Brent C. Mangus

Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training


Published: 31st January 2005
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This book provides the information needed about how drugs work and how they can impact athletic performance. Through "real life" scenarios, you gain insights into the application of pharmacology in clinical practice -- from assisting an athlete who is taking a new medication to recognizing drug-related side effects when a negative reaction is occuring, to handling instances of drug abuse. Emphasized throughout is the role of the certified athletic trainer as an important member of the athlete's health care team, working in conjunction with the physician and pharmacist. Beginning with an overview of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the book presents prescription and over-the-counter medications in relation to the injuries or health conditions athletic trainers commonly encounter. Frequently abused substances in athletics such as amphetamines, herbals, and anabolic steroids are also addressed. Legal and ethical issues of drug use are presented such as HIPAA-mandated privacy issues, drug testing, and which drugs are deemed as acceptable or banned according to NCAA and US Olympic standards. For quick reference, a drug classification chart lists the medications discussed in the text.

Historical and legal issuesp. 2
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamicsp. 17
Anti-inflammatory medicationsp. 32
Skeletal muscle-relaxant drugsp. 56
Drugs for diabetes mellitusp. 63
Drugs for cardiovascular arrhythmias and hypertensionp. 80
Respiratory drugsp. 92
Drugs for gastrointestinal disordersp. 106
Drugs for bacterial, viral, and fungal infectionsp. 118
Analgesics and local anestheticsp. 133
Muscle-building agents used in sportsp. 148
Stimulantsp. 165
Natural and ergogenic supplementsp. 179
Social drugsp. 194
Recognition and rulesp. 207
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ISBN: 9780803611276
ISBN-10: 0803611277
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 31st January 2005
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 20.32  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1