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pharmacology for nursing

Pharmacology the study of drugs and their interactions with living systems.
Drug any chemical that can affect living processes/ anything that alter your body.
Properties of an ideal drug 1. effectiveness 2. safety 3. selectivity
Additional properties of an ideal drug Reversible action Predictability Ease of administration Freedom from Drug interactions Low cost Chemical stability Possession of a simple Generic Name
Therapeutic classification Describes what is being treated by the the drug
Pharmacologic classification describes how the drug acts.
Anticoagulants influence blood clotting
Antihyperlipidemics lower blood cholesterol
Antihypertensives lower blood pressure
Antidysrhythmics restore normal cardiac rhythm
Antianginals Treat angina
Created by: gabysd