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NURS 6521 WEEK 1: MAIN POST Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are aspects of medication therapy that need to be considered any time a medication is prescribed to treat a patient. The advanced practice nurse must be mindful of the intended result of the medication he or she is prescribing and how that result is achieved. By understanding how a medication will act in a specific patient’s body and how the patient’s body will influence the medication a provider can utilize medications to improve health while minimizing adverse side effects. One case that I was involved in as a nurse that required specific knowledge of disease process and the rationale for specific route selection of medication involved a patient diagnosed with pernicious anemia. Toh (2017) describes pernicious anemia as a degredation of parietal cells of the stomach which are responsible for production of intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is
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  • Fall '13
  • Vitamin, Vitamin B12, Pernicious anemia, intrinsic factor, Parietal cell

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