Pharmacology

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Pharmacology
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2011-01-22 00:02:58
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Chapter two key terms
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  1. the force of attraction of a molecule to a receptor site
    affinity
  2. a drug that has a direct stimulatory effect on a receptor
    agonist
  3. a drug that interferes with the action of an agonist
    antagonist
  4. the dose above which no further beneficial drug effect will occur
    ceiling dose
  5. the administration of a drug through the gastrointestinal tract, by mouth
    enteral
  6. the magnitude of response obtained from optimal receptor site occupancy by a drug
    efficacy
  7. the time it takes for half the drug to be removed from the body
    half-life
  8. the ability to cause an effect or action
    intrinsic activity
  9. the administration of a drug bypassing the GI tract, usually throug injection into the body in various ways but also including inhalation and topical administration
    paranteral
  10. a drug with affinity for the receptor site, but unable to produce a strong effect or action
    partial agonist
  11. the mechanisms of drug action involving biochemical and physiologic effects of drugs
    pharmacodynamics
  12. the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of a drug
    pharmacokinetics
  13. the use of pharmacologic agents to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease
    pharmacotherapeutics
  14. the concentration at which the drug elicits 50% of its maximal response, related to the drug's affinity for the receptor
    potency
  15. a specialized area on a cell or within a cell where a drug acts to initiate a series of biochemical and physiologic effects
    receptor site
  16. drug that produces a significant physiologic response when only a relatively small number of receptors are occupied
    strong agonist
  17. overdose, undesirable effects, or poisoning
    toxicity

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