Intro to pharmacology
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study of drugs and theirs effects on living organisms
Chemical material that breaks down in your body.
the amount of a drug given at any single time
the total amount of a medication given in a time period of 24 hours
What does the effect or action depend on?
how it's prescribed
What is a systemic action/effect?
when a drug is absorbed throughout the blood stream and circulated to the desired site
Ease up symptoms but doesn't cure a disease
undesired reaction to drug and includes a allergic reaction
to much med. for the system.
Provoke or worsen a disease when given
unexpected response to a drug & frequently the opposite of desired effect
a person has an uncontrollable desire for a drug
A drug or substance that increase the activity of the brain
Drug or substance that decrease activity of the brain
When two drugs or substances are given together to enhance the effect
When body gets use to a medication and require larger dose in order to have an effect
When a drug is given to destroy or stop the growth of pathogens no longer works
- What happens the drug after its administration
- (movement of drugs throughout the body)
a passage of a drug into the bloodstream
How drug reach site
How body inactivate the drug
How the drugs or waste leave the body through kidneys
Duration of the action of the drug in the body
- the effects the occur when drugs are predestroyed or excreted too slowly
- (build up of medication)
How much available for body
Factors that influence drug effect
- * Age
- * Weight
- * Sex
- * Pathology
- * Dosage form
- * Time Adm.
Sources of medications
- * Plants & Herbs
- * Animals
- * Minerals
A big book that list medications that each hospital have
Chemical Name (actual name)
- Manufactures Name
- (ex. Tylenol)
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