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Pharmacology Chap 2

Test 1 Ch. 2

Bioavailability Ability of a drug to reach the bloodstream and its target tissues.
Chemical name Strict chemical nomenclature used for naming drugs established by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
Combination drug Drug product with more than one active generic ingredient.
Controlled substance In the United States, a drug whose use is restricted by the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act; in Canada, a drug subject to guidelines outlined in the Canadian Narcotic Control Act.
Dependence Strong physiological or psychological need for a substance.
Generic name Nonproprietary name of a drug assigned by the government.
Mechanism of action The way in which a drug exerts its effects.
Pharmacologic classification Method for organizing drugs on the basis of their mechanism of action.
Prototype drug Well-understood model drug with which other drugs in a pharmacologic class may be compared.
Scheduled drugs In the United States, a term describing a drug placed into one of five categories based on its potential for misuse or abuse.
Therapeutic classification Method for organizing drugs on the basis of their clinical usefulness.
Trade name Proprietary name of a drug assigned by the manufacturer; also called the brand name or product name.
Withdrawal Physical signs of discomfort associated with the discontinuation of an abused substance.
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