Summary on Introduction to Pharmacology

Topic: Pharmacology
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Pharmacology is primarily concerned with the applications, side effects, and mechanisms of action of medications. The nine sub-groups are neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, hematologic, gastrointestinal, reproductive and genitourinary, Endocrine, and immunological. Expected pharmacological actions, negative drug responses, interventions, administration considerations, client’s instructions, contraindications and precautions, and interactions are some of the details that come with each drug. Medications in the neurological system, for example, are divided into two sub-groups: central and peripheral system drugs. There are several categories under the central nervous system drugs: depressants, stimulants, anesthetics, and anticonvulsant drugs for neurodegenerative disorders and psychotherapeutics.

Drugs are classified based on how similar they are in terms of therapeutic benefits, adverse responses, and contraindications and precautions. A prescription drug is a pharmacological medicine that requires a physician’s prescription to be delivered, whereas non-prescription pharmaceuticals do not require professional advice and are available over-the-counter. In dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, and performance, generic medicine is designed to be identical to an already-approved brand-name drug.

Pharmacokinetics is defined as studying the time course of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. Absorption is the process through which drugs move from the point of administration to different tissues in the body. Distribution is the movement of drugs through the circulatory system to the intended part of the body; metabolism is how medications are transformed into more or less potent drug forms. Excretion is the elimination of drugs either through the kidney, skin, or lungs. Drug half-life is defined as the time drug takes to decrease by half the amount taken into the body (two times a day). Long half-life refers to once a day, as the time the drug reduces to half. Peak is the time drug demonstrates its full effects, and duration relates to the length of time of impact lasts without additional doses. Adverse drug reactions refer to the non-therapeutic effects of a drug which occur during the therapeutic dose.

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