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Dental hygiene Pharmacology Chapter one
What is Pharmacology?
Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their interactions with living cells or systems. Deals with legal and illegal drugs, Rx, non-Rx, herbal and non-herbal supplements.
Chemical substance used in dx. Tx, or prevention of disease
Is food considered a drug? Why?
No because it’s supposed to be natural with no additives-but definition is becoming less clear with more additives of chemicals into food for a variety of medical effects.
What are the seven characteristics from book one must know to administer drugs safely?
-the appropriate dose to use
-the route of administration
-the indication or reason for using the drug
-significant side effects and potential adverse reactions
-relevant drug interactions
-contraindications for using the drug in a particular client-appropriate monitoring techniques and interventions in case of a medical emergency
Who is the Father of Medicine?
Hippocrates 3000 BC
What is a collection of drug info in a specific geographic area?
What is the use of experience or statiscal probablilites for making drug choices?
What are sources of Drugs?
animals (insulin, estrogen)
minerals (iron, calcium)
synthetic from labs
What are the three names in a
Generic name (official)
Trade or brand name (proprietary name)
How many years’ is a Proprietary name protected?
What name of a drug is from the chemical composition and molecular structure?
What name of a drug is a shorter name derived from the chemical name?
What name is a name of manufacturer copyrights and gives its approved drug product.
What is it called when products produce similar concentrations of the drug in the blood and tussues?
It is called what if clinical trials show the generic drug to have an equal therapeutic effect?
Are Therapeutic and Biological equivelence the same? why?
Yes, because the amount of a drug in the blood or tissues is a requirement for a therapeutic effect.
Drugs are classified by what?
intended use (indication)
effect produced in body
chemical category of agent
Pregnancy safety category
A drug can be a
prescription or a _______ drug, which means it can only be secured with a prescription.
What agency is responsible for approving drugs that have been shown to be safe and effective?
Food and Drug Administration
Who enforces federal consumer protection laws and regulates marketing practices and advertising on foods, non-Rx drugs, dietary supplements, and products promising health benefits.
Federal trade commission (FTC)
Who administers the requirements in the controlled substance act-identifies drugs capable of causing addiction and sets requirements for prescribing drugs with potential for abuse?
Drug Enforcement Administration
Who do drug trials often exclude?
children, women, and the elderly
What act reduced drug addiction of substance abuse in 1914?
Harrison Narcotic Act (HNA)-1914
What act in 1970 was designed to prevent drug abuse and dependence
and include recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation?
Comprehensive Drug abuse Prevention and control act of 1970
What are the roles of Dental hygienists in Pharmacology?
Make recommendations regarding drugs to pts.
-understand pharmacology of drugs recommended
Investigate pharmacological effects of drugs/herbs identified on health history
Make modification of treatment plan
What the "changes within a body caused by a drug" called?
Drug card preparation should include:
Drug name (generic name, brand name)
Side effects relevant to dental hygiene care
Clinical implication for each drug effect experienced by client and tx. Implications for the indication of the drug
Oral health info related to drug effects, drug warnings, or the condition for which the drug was indicated