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Pharmacology vocab

vocab chap 7

Abuse the excessive or improper use of a substance
Addiction The physical or psychological dependency on a substance
Administer To give
Bioassay The prosses of determinin the strength and quality 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)
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
Pharmacopeia Authorized publication on drugs and their preparations
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
Pharmacodynamics The study of drugs and their actions on living organisms
Pharmacognosy The science of natural drugs and their physcical. botanical, and chemical properties
Pharmacogenetics Personalizing drug treatment according to genetic variation of the individual patient
Pharmacokinetics The study of the metabolism and action of drugs within the body
Pharmacotherapeutics The study of drugs and their relationship to the treatment of disease
Toxicology The study of poisons; the science concerned with toxic substances
Created by: JesseRomero



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