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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
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  • Authored by: Brian R. Shmaefsky, Ph.D.; Consulting Editor: David J. Triggle, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Understanding Drugs
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  • ISBN-10: 1438144571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4457-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2017
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

An allergy is a reaction of the immune system to something that does not bother most people. Substances such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, food, insect stings, and medicines can all cause allergic reactions. Allergy symptoms can range from mild, such as a runny nose and watery eyes, to severe, including anaphylactic shock. Antihistamines and other allergy drugs are available to counteract the body's allergic immune response and are available over the counter and in prescription form. 

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs explains allergies and describes the drugs used to treat them, how they work, and what new treatments are being investigated. Dramatic "you-are-there" case studies show how anti-inflammatory drugs impact real life, and sidebars offer supplementary facts, compelling statistics, and historical information.

Chapters include:

  • An Overview of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • History of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Conditions Treated with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • The Science of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Anti-Inflammatory Drug Treatments and Strategies
  • Side Effects and Other Issues Related to Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Future of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

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