Flashcards in Intro to Basic Pharmacology Deck (23):
Study of drugs, their actions, dosage, indications, and adverse effects.
A substance that alters biologic activity.
Unexpected or unusual reactions to drugs.
Negative effects on the body due to a medication error, drug overdose.
Harmful effects on the fetus.
One drug enhances the effect of a second drug.
Amount required to produce specific desired effect in an adult.
Dosage of drugs
Simple method, but has longer time for onset.
May be subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous.
Rapid onset, but needs effective technique.
On skin or mucous membranes.
Some drugs stimulate receptor.
Some drugs block receptors.
The type of drugs you, yourself may by in the drug store.
Over the counter
The type of drugs a Dr. must give you a prescription for.
Refers to the specific chemical structure of the compound.
Official "nonproprietary" name (shorter than chemical name).
Name assigned by the drug manufacturer.
Drug enters body - blood - target site - exerts effects - metabolized and secreted.
Administration and Distribution of Drugs.