© 1984

Principles of Paediatric Pharmacology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 1-25
  3. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 26-54
  4. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 55-70
  5. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 71-88
  6. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 89-100
  7. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 101-150
  8. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 151-177
  9. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 178-203
  10. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 204-216
  11. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 217-227
  12. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 228-241
  13. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 242-259
  14. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 260-295
  15. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 296-304
  16. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 305-312
  17. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 313-359
  18. George M. Maxwell
    Pages 360-374
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 381-407

About this book


Pharmacology is fundamental for therapeutics. This is well recognised in the field of internal medicine, for which pharmacological textbooks abound. Paediatric pharmacology however, has largely been viewed as a subsection of general medicine. This is incorrect: it should be seen as a separate and important entity. This book is written from the viewpoint of a paediatrician, but it is addressed to all who have responsibility for the care of children, parti­ cularly physicians and pharmacists. As the latter may lack familiarity with certain diseases of children, I have added a clinical appendix in certain pertinent areas. My approach in each chapter has been to show the interdependence of physiology and pharmacology. Thus I make no apology for providing a physiological review for most topics. Each chapter is reasonably self-contained. I have presumed that a majority of readers will most often go directly to that section relevant to their immediate requirements, and therefore I have sometimes had to restate important points in more than one place. Nevertheless, for the cover­ to-cover reader, there will not be an excess of repetition. Since this is not a textbook of adult therapeutics, there will be no discussion of such things as coronary vasodilators. Likewise, the obstetric pharmacology of parturition has been omitted, although I have thoroughly covered the pharmacological problems of the fetus and the infant. I am greatly obliged to generations of my students, both under­ graduate and postgraduate.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

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