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Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology W. Gibson Wood

Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology

W. Gibson Wood

Published January 1st 1986
ISBN : 9780881672527
Hardcover
208 pages
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Focusing on critical age-related changes in drug disposition and drug response, this volume explores key pharmacologic issues in the treatment of hypertension, dementia, and infectious diseases in the elderly. The book features thorough analyses ofMoreFocusing on critical age-related changes in drug disposition and drug response, this volume explores key pharmacologic issues in the treatment of hypertension, dementia, and infectious diseases in the elderly. The book features thorough analyses of age-related biological changes--such as changes in the adenylate cyclase system and alterations in hepatic drug metabolism and vascular adrenergic responsiveness--that can affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs. Careful attention is also given to the problem of adverse drug interactions in elderly patients taking multiple medications for concurrent disorders.