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define pharmodynamics

what a drug does to the body

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define pharmokinetics

what the body does to a drug

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what is a drug?

an exogenous chemical compound that effects a biochemical or physiological function in a specific way

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define receptor

a sensing element in a chemical communication system that coordinates the function of different cells in the body

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define inert binding site

an endogenous molecule that binds to a drug but does not lead to a response (ex drugs commonly bind with albumin, and that binding does not cause any physiologic effects)

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give an example of a drug that inhibits an enzyme

Statin: inhibits HMGCoA Reductase which decreases intra-hepatic cholesterol synthesis

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give an example of a drug that acts on a transport protein

Digitalis: inhibits Na/K ATPase

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give an example of a drug that acts on a structural protein

Colchicine: binds tubuline

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what are the four families of receptors. which are membrane receptors?

ligand-gated ion channels: membrane G protein coupled receptors: membrane Enzyme-linked receptors: membrane Intracellular receptros: not in the membrane (ligand is hydrophobic)

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what are three prototypes of statin?

simvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin

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what do glucocorticoid drugs do?

anti-inflammatory agents

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what are three prototypes of glucocorticoids?

dexamethasone, prednisone, hydrocortisone

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Drug affinity is directly proportional to what two factors?

bond strength and structural conformation

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what is an agonist?

substance that activates receptors. has affinity for receptor and intrinsic activity

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what is an antagonist

substance that prevents receptor activation. affinity for receptor but no intrinsic activity

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what is othrosteric binding of drugs

drug binds to active site

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what is allosteric binding of drugs

drug binds at a site other than the active site

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what is a full agonist?

produces 100% activation of a receptor at high concentrations

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what is a partial agonist

binding results in less than 100% activation even at very high concentrations

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what is an inverse agonist

binding results in a response below the basal activity

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what is a competitive antagonist. can they be overcome

binds to the same site as an agonist (reduce potency). overcome by increasing agonist concentration

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what is a noncompetitive antagonist. how can they be overcome?

binds to a different site than the agonist. prevent the binding of agonist or prevent the agonist from activating the receptor. reduce efficacy. cant be overcome

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define potency

amount of drug needed to reach a desired effect

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define efficacy

max effect a drug can produce

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what are physiological antagonists

opposing pathways that exist in the body

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what are chemical antagonists

receptors are not involved, activity based on chemical interactions

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what is selectivity

the degree to which a drug or chemical has an affinity for a particular type of receptor

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what is favorable about highly selective drugs?

they produce the intended or desired effect with minimal side effects

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give an example of a selective drug

some beta blockers selectively block Beta 1 receptors in the heart but not beta 2 receptors in the lungs

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a drug is selective if...

the drug interacts with only one type of receptor, and if that receptor type regulates just a few processes

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