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Pharmacology:]]

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the sudy of drugs ans their origin, nature, and effects on living organisms. pharmacology.
drugs can be categorized in categories or subcategories. classification.
Refelcts the chemical name, but in a shorter form. Generic.
The name the manufacturers uses to market the drug. Brand Name.
Reasons for administering a medication or performing a treatment. (ex. blood pressure) Indications.
A factor that prevents the use of a medication or treatment. (ex. allergies) Contra-indications.
The amount of a drug to be adminstered. Dose.
How a drug works. (ex. lowers blood pressure) Mechanism of Action.
the desired results of administration of a medication (ex. the blood pressure is lowered) Effects.
Effects that are not desired and that occur in addition to desired effects. Side Effects.
The chemical substances that cause changes , physical or emotional, in an individual. Drugs.
Drug used to prevent, treat, or cure and illnes. Medicine.
order by doctor to obtain medicine. prescription.
can be purchaced without prescription. OTC.
This group decides if drugs are safe. FDA.
Relieve pain. Analgesics.
help allergies. Antihistimines.
kill bacteria. Antibiotics.
Antacids. Relieve heartburn.
Under the tounge. Sub-lingual.
Drug is swallowed and absorbed through the stomach and intestinal track. Oral.
A gas or aersol inhaled by patient. Inhalation.
Drug injected into muscle mass. Injection.
Compressed powder shaped into a disk. Tablets.
What are three ways drugs are classified? Chemical compound, how they work, and by the disease they treat.
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