Interaction the study of what drugs do and how they

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Unformatted text preview: nteraction The study of what drugs do and how they The do it. do Clinical Pharmacology is defined as the study of drugs in humans. study Therapeutics is the use of drugs to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. diagnose, 4 What is a drug? What A drug is any chemical that drug can affect living processes. 5 No such thing as a perfect drug. perfect 6 Reasons for Studying Pharmacology Pharmacology 1. Safely administer medications---nurses are Safely held by law to be responsible for the drugs they administer. they 2. Educate clients and caregivers. 3. Manage a therapeutic drug regimen--current drug knowledge is necessary to be current competent in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the client’s drug therapy. of 7 Properties of an Ideal Drug---the “Big Three” “Big ***(there is no such thing as a perfect drug) 1. Effectiveness---elicits the responses for which it ---elicits is given---the most important property a drug can have---US law requires all new drugs must prove to be effective....
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