© 2014 Project Lead The Way, Inc. Human Body Systems Activity 3.3.3 Oxygen Capture by the Lungs Logger Pro – Page 1 Activity 3.3.3: Rx Understanding Prescriptions Introduction You have most likely been prescribed a medication at some point in your life. This medicine was chosen specifically for you, taking into account many factors about how both the medication works in the body as well as how the medicine may react with your personal medical profile. Doctors make a full assessment of their patient before they prescribe a medication. They must choose a medication that is specific to what is happening inside of the body, and they must consider possible side effects. Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and monitor patient health and progress to maximize their response to a medication. Together, these biomedical professionals help deliver effective treatment to patients of all ages and conditions. In this activity, you will analyze two prescriptions and begin to think about how drugs work in the human body. Melissa Martin needs medication to help control her asthma. Her doctor has picked medications specifically targeted for her situation. Analyze how each medication she has been prescribed relates to the anatomy and physiology of an asthmatic. Equipment • Computer with Internet Access • Activity 3.3.2 Medical History – Visit #3 Resource Sheet • Commonly Used Prescription Abbreviations Resource Sheet • Laboratory journal •
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