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Pharmacology ch1

Intro to Pharmacology & the History of Drugs / chapter 1

The study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms is called pharmacology
Any nonfood chemical substance that affects the mind or body is called a drug
A drug that is deliberately administered for its medicinal value is called a medicine
The three medical uses for drugs: 1. Prevent disease 2. Diagnose disease 3. Treat disease
FDA Food and Drug Administration
The FDA(Food & Drug Administration) regulates prescription and OTC medications for use in the U.S.
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) regulates the manufacturing & dispensing of potentially ABUSED drugs
Schedule drugs refers to drugs that have a potential for abuse and is AKA controlled drugs
The lower the number of the schedule drug the greater the abuse potential
United States Pharmacopeia or National Formulary (USP/NF) a list of all prescribed and OTC medications in the US and all information known about each medication
A common pharmacopeia is a Physicians' Desk Reference(PDR)
Created by: Patti Belfi Reed Patti Belfi Reed