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Pharm Final

Definitions

QuestionAnswer
Absorption passage of substance from site of admin into blood stream
Distribution Transport of drugs by circulating body fluids to the cites of action
Excretion Removal of waste substances from the body
Synergism Combined effect of 2 drugs thats greater than effect of each drug given alone
Tolerance pt requires a higher dosage of drug to produce same effects that lower dosage once provided
Cumulation drugs metabolized/excreted at a slow rate & remains in the body at high levels when the next dose is given - builds in body
Dependence addiction - develops w/drawl sx or psychological emotionally attached to drug
Biotransformation normal body processes by which body changes a drug to a more/less active form that can be excreted
Idiosyncrasy unusual/abnormal reaction to a drug
Expectorants promote drainage of mucous
Demulcent film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of membrane - mucoprotective again
Created by: breinard