What Is Pharmacology? - Definition & Principles


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Pharmacology is the study of _____.

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1. Pharmacology is an important field of study in regards to the FDA regulatory process, because it _____.

2. The study of how a drug affects molecules and targets in the body is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your knowledge of pharmacology. Subjects that you should be familiar with include a beneficial drug and the meaning of ADME.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you will be tested on:

  • The importance of pharmacology in terms of regulation
  • Meaning of ADME
  • What pharmacology studies
  • Beneficial drug
  • The study of how drugs impact the body

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet are designed to help you practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pharmacology and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the study of how drugs impact the body
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of pharmacology and regulation

Additional Learning

To further strengthen your knowledge of drugs, check the related lesson called What is Pharmacology? - Definition & Principles. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what pharmacology is
  • Recall the two divisions of the field of pharmacology
  • Review the characteristics of the two divisions of pharmacology
  • Understand the goals of the divisions of pharmacology
  • Explain why doctors need to know all medications a patient is taking