Book Section

© Springer-Verlag London 2014. Pharmacology is the detailed study of drugs - their chemical and physical properties, biochemical and physiological effects, and pharmacokinetics (alterations of the drug on the body) and phamacodynamics (the mechanism of actions). As there is no ideal drug in existence, it is the responsibility of every member of the healthcare team to promote therapeutic effects and minimize drug-induced harm to each patient. This section discusses the pharmacokinetic processes and pharmacodynamic principles, along with a selection of cardiac medication pearls to help the prescriber carry out the therapeutic objective-to provide maximum benefit with minimum harm to each patient with each medication prescribed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sheff, EJK; Januzzi, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Book Title

  • MGH Cardiology Board Review

Start / End Page

  • 533 - 544

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781447144823

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4471-4483-0_33

Citation Source

  • Scopus