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drug

chemical compound used to prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease

pharmacognosy

The study of characteristics of natural drugs and their sources

pharmacodynamics

What the drug does to the body

pharmacokinetics

what the body does to the drug

pharmacotherapeutics

Study of the use of drugs in treating disease.

toxicology

The study of poisons or poisonous effects of drugs

prescribe

physician gives patient a prescription to be filled by pharmacy

administer

to give a drug by injection, mouth, or other route that introduces it to the body

dispense

health care professional distributes the drug in a properly labeled container to the patient for whom it is prescribed

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