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Pharmacology: A Case Study in Polypharmacy

Date Submitted: 08/08/2003 02:21:28
Category: / Science & Technology / Chemistry
Length: 8 pages (2117 words)
Case Study: Mrs A is a 71 year old widow with CCF and osteoarthritis who has recently been exhibiting quite unusual behaviour. Her daughter is concerned about her mother's ability to remain independent and wishes to pursue nursing home admission arrangements. She fears the development of a dementing illness. Over the last two to three months Mrs A has become confused, easily fatigued and very irritable. She has developed disturbing obsessive/compulsive behaviour constantly complaining that …
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