2nd Edition

Handbook of Pharmacology on Aging



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ISBN 9780849383069
Published August 14, 1996 by CRC Press
400 Pages

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Book Description

As adaptive capacities decline, and disease increases, the elderly become major consumers of drugs. Because of the special needs of older patients, physicians, geriatricians, health providers, and researchers must know how the aging process changes the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs prescribed to the elderly. The Second Edition of this essential handbook is an up-to-date source that analyses the major drug groups, the disorders they treat, and the age-associated changes in cellular processes that affect drug action. Disorders prevalent in older people, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, are examined in great detail. The book also discusses a wide range of drugs, including bronchodilators for asthma, nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis, antibiotics, and treatments for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mental disorders. The handbook also provides insight into future research problems dealing with the expanding aging population, their drug usage, and increasing adverse drug reactions.

Table of Contents

Pharmacokinetics, N.D. Eddington
Adernergic Function in Aging: Focus on the Cardiovascular System, N. Tumer and P.J. Scarpace
Cholinergic Regulation of Heart Function in Aging, N. Narayanan
Antihypertensive and Vasodilator Drugs in Aging, J.R. Docherty
Antiarrhythmic Drugs-Agents Affecting Myocardial Excitability, R.A. Josephson and L.E. Fisher-Katz
Use of Diuretic Agents in the Elderly, C. Harakal
The Effect of Age on Bronchodilators Used to Treat Asthma, J. Roberts, D.L. Snyder, and M.D. Johnson
Sedatives, Hypnotics, Alcohol, and Anticonvulsants, P.I. Markowitz
Parkinson's Disease and Aging: Pharmacological Approaches to Understanding the Disease, D.R. Lynch and H. Hurtig
Antipsychotic Drugs, A.S. Undie and E. Friedman
Pharmacology of Antidepressants in the Elderly, M. Yamada and E. Richelson
Nootropics and Agents for Treating Alzheimer's Disease, J.C. Soares and S. Gershon
Agents Used in Anemia Disorders of the Elderly, W. Fried
Agents Used in Coagulation Disorders of the Elderly, J.B. Miller
Antihyperlipidemic Agents, J.M. Morgan
Use of Antibacterial Agents in the Elderly, A.J. Piraino
Pharmacology of Cancer Chemotherapeutic and Immunotherapeutic Agents with Comments on the Effects of Age, T.L. Loo, E.J. Freireich, and H.G. Mandel
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, J.D. Winkler
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