Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments.This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat. Contains information on new drugs, research developments and clinical issues to ensure complete understanding of modern pharmacological trends and practices Packed with illustrations, flow charts and diagrams to help the student remember complex material Drug summary tables, a glossary of terms and appendices of useful drug data can be used for quick reference and revision. A variety of examples and settings reflects the diversity of clinical situations and the multidisciplinary health care team. An essential and invaluable resource for students and professionals alike taking courses in pharmacology.