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GBCN Pharm Ch 1

Frandsen, G., & Pennington Abrams' clinical drug therapy: CH 1

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Biotechnology process that may involve manipulating (DNA) and (RNA) and recombining genes into hybrid molecules that can be inserted into living organisms (often Escherichia coli bacteria) and repeatedly reproduced
Brand (trade) name manufacturer’s chosen name for a drug, which is protected by a patent
Controlled substances drugs that are categorized by federal law according to therapeutic usefulness and potential for abuse; also known as scheduled drugs
Drug classifications groups of medications that are classified according to their effects on particular body systems, their therapeutic uses, and their chemical characteristics
Generic name chemical or official name of the drug that is independent of the manufacturer and often indicates the drug group
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs medications available for purchase without a prescription
Pharmacoeconomics costs of drug therapy, including costs of purchasing, dispensing, storage, administration, and laboratory and other tests used to monitor patient responses; also considers losses due to expiration
Pharmacogenomics (pharmacogenetics) Study of how a person’s genetic heritage leads to variable responses to drugs; more generally refers to genetic polymorphisms that occur in a patient population, such as an ethnic group, as opposed to an individual person
Pharmacotherapy use of drugs to prevent, diagnose, or treat signs, symptoms, and disease processes
Placebo inert substance containing no medication and given to reinforce a person’s expectation to improve
Prescription drugs medications that are ordered in writing by a licensed health care provider
Prototype often the first drug of a particular drug class to be developed; usually the standard against which newer, similar drugs are compared
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