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INTRODUCTION

1. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES IN PHARMACY

II. Pharmaceutical Journals 1-3--1-4 1-2

III. Pharmaceutical Texts 1-5--1-6 1-4

IV. Electronic Drug Information Services 1-7 1-8

Exercises 1-9

2. ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PATHOLOGY IMPORTANT TO PHARMACOLOGY

Section I. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 2-1--2-3 2-2

V. Nature and Causes of Disease 2-16--2-17 2-17

VI. Treatment of Disease and Injury 2-18--2-20 2-22

Exercises 2-25

3. INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY Section I. Terms and Definitions Important in

Pharmacology 3-1--3-2 3-3

II. Introduction to Drugs 3-3--3-4 3-5

III. Considerations of Drug Therapy 3-5--3-6 3-6

IV. Factors Which Influence Drug Action. 3-7--3-15 3-12

Exercises 3-21

4. LOCAL ANESTHETIC AGENTS

Section I. Background Information 4-1--4-6 4-3

II. Local Anesthetics and Their Clinical

Exercises 4-11

5. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Section I. Basic Concepts of the Nervous

II. The Neuron and its "Connections" 5-3--5-9 5-4

III. The Human Central Nervous System 5-10--5-15 5-9

Exercises 5-16

6. AGENTS USED DURING SURGERY

Section I. General Anesthetic Agents 6-1--6-4 6-2

II. Other Agents Used During Surgery... 6-5--6-10 6-4

Exercises 6-6

7. SEDATIVE AND HYPNOTIC AGENTS

Section I. Background 7-1--7-2 7-3

II. Clinically Important Information

Concerning Sedative-Hypnotics 7-3--7-7 7-3

III. Classification of Sedative- Hypnotic

Exercises iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiu 7-10

8. ANTICONVULSANT AGENTS

Section I. Review of Epilepsy 8-1--8-3 8-3

II. Anticonvulsant Therapy 8-4--8-5 8-4

Exercises 8-7

9. PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS

II. Antianxiety Agents 9-4--9-9 9-5

III. Antidepressant Agents 9-10--9-14 9-9

IV. Antipsychotic Agents 9-15--9-20 9-14

Exercises 9-20

10. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) STIMULANTS

Section I. Background 10-1-10-3 10-2

II. Cerebral or Psychomotor Agents 10-4--10-5 10-3

III. Analeptic Agents (Brain Stem

Stimulants) 10-6--10-7 10-5

IV. Convulsants (Spinal Cord

Stimulants) 10-8--10-9 10-6

Exercises 10-7

11. NARCOTIC AGENTS

Section I. Background 11-1--11-4 11-3

II. Narcotic Agents and Narcotic

Antagonists 11-5--11-7 11-5

Exercises 11-9

ANNEX A. DRUG PRONUNCIATION GUIDE A-1

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