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Disability Adjusted Life Years

Number of healthy years lost from life due to any type of disability

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Disability Quotient

Total impact of disability

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Chemical

Substance with distinct molecular composition that is produced by or used in a chemical process

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Drug

Non- Food Chemical that alters one or more processes in the body and is used in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or a component of medication

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Pharmacology

Discipline that systematically attempts to study the effects of drugs on the body

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Psychopharmacology

Discipline that systematically studies the effects of drugs on the brain, behavior, cognitive function and emotion
Involves biological functions, chemical reactions, physics and psychology

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Pharmacodynamics

A discipline that defines the actions or effects of the drug on living organisms, typically via their action with receptors, enzymes, or other tissues

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Pharmacokinetics

Discipline that defines the way drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated from the body

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Behavioral Pharmacology

Sub Discipline that focuses on the action or reaction of a person or animal in response to a drug or combination of drugs

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Drug Classes

Depressants
Stimulants
Analgesic
Hallucinogens