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Pharm - PharmacTerms

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
pharmacology the study of drugs and their actions
drugs chemical substances that affect body function
pharmacist a health professional who prepares, dispenses, and ensures the effective use of drugs
pharmaceutical drugs substances that have medicinal properties and affect body function
prophylaxis using pharmaceutical drugs to prevent disease
chemical name the name of a drug that describes its molecular structure
diagnostic use use of pharmaceutical drugs with medical tests to provide evidence of a disease process
generic name drug name chosen by the drug manufacturer
pharmacy a facility that deals with preparing and dispensing drugs
trade name brand name for a drug
pharmacodynamics the study of how drugs produce their effects
pharmacotherapy the study of the medical uses of drugs
pharmacokinetics the study of what happens to a drug while in the body
toxicology the study of harmful effects of drugs
pharmacognetics the study of how genetic variations among people affect their responses to drugs
pharmacogenomics using genome technology to discover new drugs
genome the sum of all of an organism's DNA
therapeutic use the use of pharmaceutical drugs to control, improve, or cure diseases
Created by: rleroux