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Practical pharmacy for veterinary nurses

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Abstract

This chapter is designed to give information on the different types of drugs used in veterinary practice, including formulations and routes of administration; the commonly used abbreviations; calculation of drug doses and infusion rates; the legal categories of drugs and legislation affecting their use; safe handling, record keeping and storage of drugs; and labelling and dispensing of drugs in a safe, responsible manner.

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3.9 Mechanisms in heart failure. Drugs may: target the heart itself; reduce congestion caused by heart failure; or act directly on blood vessels. See also Figure 3.10 .
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3.21 The disposition of drugs within the body. Above are the three main steps in drug disposition. Listed under each are some of the most important factors that influence drug disposition. Both metabolic rate and environmental temperature may also affect the disposition of drugs in the body. This is an important consideration, especially in ectotherms, e.g. reptiles.
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3.23 Recommended layout of Controlled Drugs Register for Schedule 2 drugs. (This is intended as an example only; there are several variations on the format.)
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