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2_geriatrics - Drugs and Disease PHAR-301 Barbara Hales...

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1 Drugs and Disease PHAR-301 Barbara Hales McGill University barbara.hales@mcgill.ca Text book: Brody’s Human Pharmacology: Molecular to Clinical Wecker; 5th edition, 2010 Drug Usage in Different Age Groups Pharmacokinetics? Pharmacodynamics?
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2 Introduction Prenatal and Pediatric Pharmacology Geriatric Pharmacology/ Drugs Interactions In 2000, there were 600 million people aged 60 and over; there will be 1.2 billion by 2025 and 2 billion by 2050. Today, about two thirds of all older people are living in Facts about Aging the developing world; by 2025, it will be 75%. In the developed world, the very old (age 80+) is the fastest growing population group. Women outlive men in virtually all societies; consequently in very old age, the ratio of women/men is 2:1. The Aging Population in Canada
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3 Seniors in Canada Geriatric Pharmacology There is an increased prevalence of chronic medical conditions among the elderly.
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