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chemical that interacts with an organism to alter its function, show biolgoical processes and provide methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease
the branch of medicine concerned with the application of remedies and the treatment of disease
Lock and Key Receptor Theory
a visual analogy that is used to describe interactions between drugs or receptors
the amount of time it takes for a drug's concentration in the body to decrease by half once administered
administration of a higher dose than that used for maintenance in order to rapidly increase drug concentration
administration of a drug at dosage levels that maintain a therapeutic drug concentration
a drug action describing a drug that has an affinity for a receptor and does not activate a response
a drug action describing two drugs' effects as being equal to the summation of their individual effects
drug action describing two drugs effects as being greater than the summation of their individual effects with both drugs being active
a drug action describing two drugs' effects as being greater than the summation of their individual effects, with one drug being active and one drug being inactive
a condition that exists when a drug's rate of elimination or inactivation is slower than its rate of administration
refer to the need for an ever increasing amount of a drug to continue to produce a given effect
a drug's potential to cause fetal damage in utero when administered to a pregnant woman
the dose of a drug that is therapeutically effective in 50% of a test group of animals
this is the name assigned to the chemical by the USAN when it appears to have therapeutic value and the manufacturer wants to market it
the Generic name becomes the Official name when the drug receives approval from the Food & Drug Administration
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