Chemical used to diagnose, treat or prevent disease
Study of drugs & their interaction w/ the body
Broad group to which a drug belongs
Conditions that make the admission of a drug appropriate
How a drug interacts with the body to cause its effect
The drugs untoward or undesired effects
Conditions that make it inappropriate to give the drug
Drugs that may deform or kill a fetus
How a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized or excreted
Force of attraction between drug & receptor
Drugs ability to cause the expected response
Drug which binds to receptor site causing a desired effect
Drug which binds w/ a receptor site blocking it but not causing the desired effect
Aka hypersensativity, the effect occurs as a drug is antigenic & activates immune sys
What is the difference between anaphylaxis & an allergic reaction?
An allergic reaction isnt necessarily life threatening where as anaphylaxis is
Decreased response to the same amt of drug after repeated administrations
Tolerance for a drug that develops after administration of a different drug. ie opiod b/c tolerance for 1 = tolerance for all
Rapidly occurring tolerance to a drug. May occur aft a single dose
^ effectiveness when a drug is given in several doses
Pt becomes accustomed to the drugs presence in his body & will suffer physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms upon its absence
The effects of 1 drug alters the response to another drug
The effects of 1 drug block the response to another drug
Summation (aka ____ ____)
2 drugs w/ same effect given together. 1+1=2
2 drugs given together having the same effect & producing a response > the sum of their individual responses. 1+1=3
1 drug enhances the effect of another
ie Promethazine enhances morphine
Direct biochemical interaction between 2 drugs; 1 drug effects the pharm of another
Absence of the sensation of pain
Induces loss of sensation to touch or pain
State of decreased anxiety & inhibition
Instigation of sleep
Causes effects like the parasympathetic NS (cholinergics)
Blocks the parasympathetic nervous sys
Causes effects like those of the sympathetic NS
Blocks the action of the sympathetic sys
Drug used to treat or prevent abnormal cardiac rhythms
What is a schedule I drug?
High abuse potential
No med indication
Describe a schedule II drug.
High abuse potential
May lead to dependance
Describe a schedule III drug.
Describe a schedule IV drug.
Describe a schedule V drug.
What are class 1 recs as per the AHA?
Conditions for which there is evidence &/or general agreement that a given procedure or treatment is useful & effective
What are class 2 AHA recs mean?
Conditions for which there is conflicting evidence &/or a divergence of opinion about the usefulness/efficacy of a procedure or treatment
What are class 2a rec as per the AHA?
Weight of evidence/opinion is in favor of usefulness/efficacy
What are class 2b recs as per the AHA?
Usefulness/efficacy is less well established by evidence/opinion
What are class 3 recs as per the AHA?
Conditions for which there is evidence &/or general agreement the the procedure/treatment is nor useful/effective & in some cases may harmful
Pharm comprehensive review