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Prescribing issues in older people 

Prescribing issues in older people
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Prescribing issues in older people
Author(s):

Terry Robinson

and Jane E. Scullion

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199216529.003.0009
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date: 18 January 2018

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Pharmacodynamics 195

Polypharmacy 196

Aggression in the elderly 198

Assessing aggressive patients 199

Specific management of aggression 200

Sleep disorders/insomnia 202

Prescribing for insomnia 204

Psychosis in Parkinson's disease 206

Post-stroke depression 207

Post-stroke mania 208

Other post-stroke disorders 209

Pharmacokinetics is the study of the metabolism and action of drugs, with particular emphasis on time required for absorption, duration of action, distribution in the body, and method of excretion. The ageing process can bring about changes in the following pharmacokinetic parameters:...

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