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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/16/11 Introduction to Pharmacology Application for Nursing NURS 324 Fall 2010 Dr. Smith
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2/16/11 Introduction to Pharmacology Drug – any chemical that can affect the processes of the body Pharmacology – study of drugs and their interactions with living systems clinical pharmacology – study of drugs in humans Therapeutics/pharmacotherapeutics – use of drugs to diagnose, prevent,
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2/16/11 The Perfect Medicine! Does not exist Most important qualities: EFFECTIVENESS – does the drug cause the desired response? Safety – does the drug cause undesired side effects? pharmakon = poison
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2/16/11 Other Desired Drug Properties Predictability Ease of administration Lack of drug interactions Cheap Chemically stable Simple generic name
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2/16/11 The Therapeutic Objective The goal of chemical therapeutics is to get maximum benefit and minimum harm … nursing’s role… Many individual variables affect the intensity of an individual person’s response to a drug
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