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Emphasizing the clinical application of drugs used in dental treatment, this comprehensive text covers the basic principles of drugs and their actions on the body. Providing a solid understanding of pharmacology content, it helps readers thoroughly evaluate a patient's current medical status and best optimize dental treatment in relation to overall health.
A new chapter, Introduction to Antinociceptive Drugs, discusses the important topic of pain and provides new information on mechanisms of pain and therapeutic approaches to pain.
A new chapter on serotonin pharmacology and antimigraine drugs covers the roles of serotonin and the importance of agonist and antagonists at the many serotonin receptors.
A new chapter on Alternative Medicine in Dentistry provides a current treatment of chemicals used as alternative medicines and an assessment of the potential benefits and risks of a large number of these compounds.
New information on pharmacogenetics provides the latest findings on how an individual's genetic traits affect his or her responses to drugs.
The scope of the Non-Opioid Analgesics chapter has been expanded to include non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antirheumatic, and antigout drugs.
An expanded discussion of the endocrine system provides the most comprehensive coverage on the subject.
Discussions of drugs have been updated to include the latest drugs and their pharmacology.
Dental aspects of many drug classes have been expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics.
The uses and mechanisms of action of drugs have been linked to the latest information on drug receptors.
Drug lists have been updated throughout the text to provide the most current information.
Website addresses have been added where appropriate to provide another avenue of drug information.
New figures help clarify mechanisms of drug action, in such areas as gastrointestinal drugs, cardiovascular drugs, and endocrine drugs.
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