Skip to Content
Manchester Metropolitan University Library
Pharmacology and physiology for anesthesia: foundations and clinical application

Pharmacology and physiology for anesthesia: foundations and clinical application

Hemmings, Hugh C., Jr., editor; Egan, Talmage D., editor

"Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Application, 2nd Edition, delivers the information you need in pharmacology, physiology, and molecular-cellular biology, keeping you current with contemporary training and practice. This thoroughly updated edition is your one-stop, comprehensive overview of physiology, and rational anesthetic drug selection and administration, perfect for study, review, and successful practice"--Publisher's description

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Second edition.
Published Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier 2019

This resource is available electronically from the following locations


Statement of responsibility: [edited by] Hugh C. Hemmings, Talmage D. Egan
ISBN: 0323481108, 0323568866, 9780323481106, 9780323568869
Note: Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (ClinicalKey, viewed November 29, 2018).
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 922 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Subject: Pharmacological Phenomena.; Anesthesia.; Anesthetics.; Physiological Phenomena.


  1. Section 1: Basic principles of pharmacology. Mechanisms of drug action
  2. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for intravenous anesthetics
  3. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of inhaled anesthetics
  4. Drug metabolism and pharmacogenetics
  5. Physiology and pharmacology of obesity, prematurity, and aging
  6. Pharmacodynamic drug interactions
  7. Adverse drug reactions
  8. Section 2: Nervous system. Central nervous system physiology: neurophysiology
  9. Central nervous system physiology: cerebrovascular
  10. Pharmacology of intravenous anesthetics
  11. Pharmacology of inhaled anesthetics
  12. Neuropharmacology
  13. Autonomic nervous system: physiology
  14. Autonomic nervous system: pharmacology
  15. Thermoregulation
  16. Physiology of pain
  17. Intravenous opioid agonists and antagonists
  18. Oral and non-intravenous opioids
  19. Non-opioid analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs
  20. Local anesthetics
  21. Neuromuscular physiology and pharmacology
  22. Neuromuscular blockers and reversal drugs
  23. Section 3: Cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular physiology: cellular and molecular regulation
  24. Cardiovascular physiology: integrative function
  25. Vasopressors and inotropes
  26. Antihypertensive drugs and vasodilators
  27. Anti-arrhythmic drugs
  28. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  29. Section 4: Pulmonary system. Pulmonary physiology
  30. Pulmonary pharmacology
  31. Section 5: Gastrointestinal and endocrine systems. Liver and gastrointestinal physiology
  32. Liver and gastrointestinal pharmacology
  33. Nutritional and metabolic therapy
  34. Pharmacology of postoperative nausea and vomiting
  35. Endocrine physiology
  36. Endocrine pharmacology
  37. Physiology and pharmacology of obstetric anesthesia
  38. Section 6: Immunity and Infection. Chemotherapy, Immunosuppression, and Anesthesia
  39. Infection, Antimicrobial Drugs and Anesthesia
  40. Section 7: Fluid, electrolyte and hematologic homeostasis. Renal physiology
  41. Intravascular volume: regulation and replacement therapy
  42. Electrolytes and diuretics
  43. Section 8: Blood and hemostasis. Blood and coagulation
  44. Transfusion and coagulation therapy
  45. Antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy.