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Pocket Guide : Pharmacokinetics Made Easy : 2nd Edition - Donald J. Birkett

Pocket Guide

Pharmacokinetics Made Easy : 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 18th December 2009
ISBN: 9780070285279
Number Of Pages: 120

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Presents a complex topic in a simple, easy-to-understand way.

Pocket Guide: Pharmacokinetics Made Easy is the latest update of the popular Pharmacokinetics Made Easy. It is suitable for a wide audience including medical practitioners, health professionals, and students. The individual chapters were initially published as a series of articles in Australian Prescriber to assist practitioners in drug dosing and therapy. The physiological approach herein adopted addresses clinical issues in drug therapy and makes them directly applicable to practice situations.

Key Selling Features:

- Self-assessment questions in each chapter

- Glossary of symbols

- Use of equations to explain physiological factors underlying important pharmacokinetics processes

- Endorsed and co-published with Australian Prescriber

- List of key points summarizing the content to improve accessibility and understanding

About the Author

Donald Birkett Professor and Head of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, SA; has chaired the Australian Drug Utilisation Subcommittee and the WHO Working Group on Drug Statistics Methodology.

1. Clearance

2. Volume of distribution

3. Half-Life

4. How Drugs are Cleared by the Liver

5. Bioavailability and First-Class Clearance

6. Predicting Drug Interactions and the Effects of Disease States for Metabolised Drugs

7. Clearance of Drugs by the Kidneys

8. Drug Protein Binding

9. Non-Linear Pharmacokinetics

10. How to Determine the Pharmacokinetic Parameters of a Drug

11. Pharmacodynamics - the Concentration-Effect Relationship

12. Designing Dose Regimens

13. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

ISBN: 9780070285279
ISBN-10: 0070285276
Series: Australia Healthcare Medical Medical
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 18th December 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 11.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.166
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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