Therapeutic Action of Medical Drugs


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Which of the following is a pathogen?

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1. What is meant by therapeutic drug action?

2. What is the term for a drug that targets bacteria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet questions will help you measure your knowledge of the therapeutic actions of different drugs. You will be called on to identify different types of drugs as well as how they function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll see what you know about:

  • Pathogens
  • Therapeutic drug action
  • Drugs used to target bacteria

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as drugs that bind to a receptor but do not produce any biological responses
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pathogens and therapeutic drug actions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the class of drugs that binds to and activates a receptor

Additional Learning

You can find out more about these types of medications by reviewing the lesson titled Therapeutic Action of Medical Drugs. It will help you understand concepts like:

  • NSAID painkillers
  • How drugs like antifungals and antiparasitics work
  • Beta blockers