Lecture notes 2

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Lecture notes 2-28-11: Pharmacology The study of drugs, origin, properties and their effects on living organisms Drugs A substance used for medicinal purposes which may alter return or modify normal body functions Uses Therapeutic: treatment of disease Diagnostic: aids in location or diagnosis of disease Eliminate/Cure: removes or kills substance causing disease Replacement: replace a chemical substance normally in the body Prophylactic: prevent or decrease the severity of a disease or condition
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Unformatted text preview: Sources Plants, Animals, Minerals, and Synthetic Classifications A drug is classified according to the action it has upon the body Names Chemical: formula representing the composition and molecular structure of active ingredient Generic: denotes drugs active ingredient producing desired effect Brand or Trade: name given to medication by manufacturer...
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