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Pharm Procedures II

Pharm Proc YBI Chap 10 Terms

absorption The movement of a drug from the dosage formulation to the blood.
active transport The movement of drugs from an area of lower concentration to an area of higher concentration.
agonists Drugs that activate receptors to accelerate or slow normal cellular function.
antagonists Drugs that bind with receptors but do not activate them.
bioavailability The relative amount of an administered dose that reaches the general circulation and the rate at which this occurs.
bioequivalency The comparison of bioavailability between two dosage forms.
biopharmaceutics The study of the factors associated with drug products and physiological processes and the resulting systemic concentrations of drugs.
duration of action The time the drug concentration is above the MEC.
enzyme A complex protein that catalyzes chemical reactions.
enzyme induction The increase in hepatic enzyme activity that results in greater metabolism of drugs.
enzyme inhibition The decrease in hepatic enzyme activity that results in reduced metabolism of drugs.
first-pass metabolism The substantial degradation of an orally administered drug caused by enzyme metabolism in the liver before the drug reaches the systemic circulation.
gastric emptying time The time a drug will stay in the stomach before it is emptied into the small intestine.
hydrophilic Capable of associating with or absorbing water.
hydrophobic Water repelling; cannot associate with water.
lipoidal Fat-like substance.
metabolite The substance resulting from the body's transformation of an administered drug.
minimum effective concentration (MEC) The blood concentration needed for a drug to produce a response.
minimum toxic concentration (MTC) The upper limit of the therapeutic window.
nephron The functional unit of the kidney.
onset of action The time MEC is reached and the response occurs.
passive diffusion The movement of drugs from an area of higher concentration to lower concentration.
pharmaceutical alternative Drug products that contain the same active ingredient but not necessarily in the same salt form, amount, or dosage form.
pharmaceutical equivalent Drug products that contain identical amounts of the same active ingredient in the same dosage form.
protein binding The attachment of a drug molecule to a protein, effectively making the drug inactive.
receptor The cellular material which interacts with the drug.
selective (action) The characteristic of a drug that makes its action specific to certain receptors.
site of action The location where an administered drug produces an effect.
therapeutic equivalent Pharmaceutical equivalents that produce the same effects in patients.
therapeutic window A drug's blood concentration ranges between its MEC and MTC.
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