Geriatric Pharmacology

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine



Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Aged


Geriatrics | Health Services Research | Primary Care


Chapter Outline: Epidemiology of drug use in the elderly -- Pharmacokinetics in the elderly -- Drug therapy and pharmacodynamics -- Drug-disease interactions -- Guidelines for geriatric prescribing.

Citation: Vestal RE, Gurwitz JH. Geriatric Pharmacology. In: Melmon and Morrelli's Clinical Pharmacology: Basic Principles in Therapeutics, Fourth Edition. Melmon KL, Morrelli HF, Hoffman BB, Nierenberg DW, eds: McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 2000, Chapter 21. ISBN0071054065, 9780071054065.

Partial preview of chapter available via Google Books.