Principles of Pharmacology

  • Jerry Avorn
  • Jerry H. Gurwitz

Abstract

The proper use of medications represents one of the most important ways in which the practice of geriatric medicine differs from conventional medical care. Pharmacotherapy is perhaps the single most important medical intervention in the care of elderly patients, and its proper performance requires a special understanding of the unique pharmacologic properties of drugs in this population, as well as a grasp of the epidemiologic, sociocultural, and regulatory aspects of medication use in aging.

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International Normalize Ratio Antipsychotic Drug Nursing Home Resident Psychoactive Drug Geriatric Medicine 
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