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pharmacodynamics study of the action of drugs of living tissues
pharmacokinetics study of processes of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion
pharmacotherapeutics study of the use of drugs in treating disease
pharmacy science of preparing and dispensing medicines
posology study of the amount of drug that is required to produce therapeutic effects
toxicology study of the harmful effects of drugs on living tissues
where do drugs come from? plants animals synthesized- biotechnology, chemistry
site of action location where drug exerts its effect
mechanism of action how a drug produces its effects
receptor site site on a cell where a drug exerts its effects
agonist produce drug action
antagonist inhibit drug action
dose response curve shows response of drug v. dose
time-plasma drug concentration curve shows relationship of time and drug concentration
name 2 common routes of drug administration parenterally and orally
Created by: dschnur