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Unformatted text preview: Medical Terminology Pharmacology Chapter 21 Sources of drugs Plants Animals Chemical synthesis Pharmacist One who prepares and dispenses drugs through a pharmacy on written orders of a physician Pharmacology The study of the preparation, properties, uses, and actions of drugs A Pharmacologist is an M.D. or PhD who specializes in pharmacology Medicinal Chemistry The study of new drug synthesis and the relationship between chemical structure and biological effects. Pharmacodynamics The study of drug effects in the body Pharmacokinetics The mathematical description of drug disposition in the body over time Molecular Pharmacology The interaction of drugs and subcellular entities such as DNA, RNA and enzymes. Information about mechanism of action. Chemotherapy The study of drugs that destroy microorganisms, parasites, or malignant cells within the body. The treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. Toxicology The study of the harmful effects of drugs and chemicals on the body. Seeks to find antidotes to harmful effects of drugs and drug overdose. Drug Names Chemical namechemical formula for the drug Genericlegal and scientific name Trade namemay be several for the same drug Examples 6a-aminopenicillanic acid ampicillin Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Has the legal responsibility for deciding whether a drug may be distributed and sold Sets standards for efficacy and purity Requires extensive experimental testing in animals and humans prior to drug release United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) Reviews commercially available drugs...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course HEALTH SCI HLTHST101 taught by Professor Dr.cynthiaclinkingbeard during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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