Card Set Information
For exam 2
When the body interprets the drug as an invader and creates antibodies against said drug.
An effect that causes damage to the body
Rare and unpredictable reations to drugs.
A large dose that quickly gets serum levels to theraputic. Usually followed by a lower maintanance dose.
When two or more drugs react and creat an undesireable effect.
When the body becomes adjusted to the drug over time.
Serum level that causes the desired effect and does not result in toxicity.
The amount of time it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated from drug concentration.
When one drug is effected by another drug, food or another substance. May or may not be benefitial.
What the drug does to the body
Adverse Drug Effects
Side effects. An undesireable effect other than intended theraputic effect. Some are tolerable and predictiable. Some are more severe and require discontinued use.
Elimination. Process by whice a metabolized drug is removed from body.
Biotransformation. The change of a drug from its original form to a new form that is less active and or toxic.
The transportation of a drug through the bloodstream from its site of absorption to its site of action.
The site of entry iof drug into the bloodstream.
What the body does to the drug.
Assigned by the manufacturer who first develops the drug.
Brand. Selected by the drug company who sells the drug and is protected by trade mark.