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Pharmacology

Unit 7

TermDefinition
Abuse The excessive or improper use of a substance, person, or animal.
Addiction The physical or psychological dependency on a substance.
Administer To give.
Bioassay The process of determining the strength and quailty of a drug by testing it on an animal or on an isolated organ.
Biologics A term used more restrictively for a class of medications(either approved or in development) that are produced by means of biological processes involving recombinant DNA technology. Including vaccines, blood and blood components.
Biotechnology The biological and engineering study of the relationship between human beings and machines.
Controlled Substance A drug that has the potential for addiction and abuse.
Dispense To prepare and give out.
Genetic Engineering The synthesis, alteration, or repair of genetic material through the application of engineering principles.
Narcotic Producing sleep or stupor, A narcotic drug is one that depresses the central nervous system and in moderate dosages, rlieves pain, and produces sleep. Most narcotics are habit-forming.
Pharmacopeia Authorized publication on drugs and their preparations. Generally refers to a book containing formulas and information that provides a standard for preparation and dispensation of drugs.
Practitioner One who has met the professional and legal requirements of a certain occupation or profession.
Prescribe To order or recommend the use of a drug, diet, or other form of therapy.
Created by: bfisher94