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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