Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training

Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training

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Here's the information students need to know about how drugs work and how they can affect athletic performance. Through qreal lifeq scenarios, students gain insights into the application of pharmacology in their clinical practicea€”from assisting an athlete who is taking a new medication to recognizing drug-related side effects when a negative reaction is occurring to handling instances of drug abuse. Beginning with an overview of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the text presents prescription and over-the-counter medications in relation to the injuries or health conditions athletic trainers commonly encounter. Frequently abused substances such as amphetamines, herbals, and anabolic steroids are also addressed. Legal and ethical issues of drug use are presented, such as HIPAAa€“mandated privacy issues, drug testing, and which drugs are deemed as acceptable or banned according to NCAA and US Olympic standard.espiration and Ventilation The human respiratory system has two primary functions: cellular respiration and ventilation. ... These firnctions ensure that inhaled particulate matter from the environment does not pass through and damage the lungs. ... I Respiratory System Receptors and Functions As discussed in Chapter 2, drugs work through their actions on chemical receptors located in ... One of the major systems regulating the respiratory system is the autonomic nervous system.

Title:Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training
Author:Brent C Mangus, Michael G Miller
Publisher:F.A. Davis - 2005-01-11


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