Pharmaceutical calculations /
Howard C. Ansel.
14th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2013.
xii, 450 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
1451120362 (pbk.), 9781451120363 (pbk.)
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Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2013.
1451120362 (pbk.)
9781451120363 (pbk.)
contents note
Fundamentals of pharmaceutical calculations -- International system of units -- Pharmaceutical measurement -- Interpretation of prescriptions and medication orders -- Density and specific gravity -- Percentage, ratio strength, and other expressions of concentration -- Calculation of doses : general considerations -- Calculation of doses : patient parameters -- Some calculations involving units, g/mg, and other measures of potency -- Selected clinical calculations -- Isotonic and buffer solutions -- Electrolyte solutions : milliequivalents, millimoles, and milliosmoles -- Intravenous infusions, parenteral admixtures, and rate-of-flow calculations -- Enteral and parenteral nutrition, body mass index, and the food nutrition label -- Altering product strength, use of stock solutions, and problem-solving by alligation -- Reducing and enlarging formulas -- Selected calculations in contemporary compounding -- Selected calculations involving veterinary pharmaceuticals -- Selected calculations associated with plant extractives -- Calculation of active drug moiety -- Selected calculations involving radiopharmaceuticals -- Selected bioavailability and pharmacokinetic calculations -- Selected pharmacoeconomic calculations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Widely recognized as the leading calculations textbook, Ansel's Pharmaceutical Calculationsis the most trusted resource for calculations support. Time-tested after thirteen editions, it is the most comprehensive and in-depth treatment of pharmacy calculations available. The book takes a step-by-step approach to calculations, making it easy for students to work through the problems and gain greater understanding of the underlying concepts. Its focus is on the fundamental principles and basic techniques involved in the application of the calculations needed for successful pharmacy practice. Each chapter follows an effective format for working through calculations: 1. Didactic narrative provides critical chapter content 2. Illustrations introduced where necessary 3. Sample problems with solutions are provided 4. Calculations Capsule Review and summary of critical formulas or math 5. Case in point Clinical reference or case 6. Practice problems 7. Answers to practice problems

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