Ch 47: Concepts in Pharmacology

About This Chapter

Review fundamental pharmacology concepts with this self-paced chapter. You can work through this series of lessons and quizzes whenever you need to get ready for an exam or brush up on basic pharmacology topics.

Concepts in Pharmacology - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this convenient pharmacology chapter to study foundational concepts in the field. These expertly-taught lessons explore pharmacological drug classifications as well as the functions of antibiotics and penicillin. You'll also take a look at cystic fibrosis treatment. By the end of the chapter, you'll be equipped to:

  • Recognize pharmacological and pharmaceutical drug classifications
  • List Schedule I drugs
  • Explain how penicillin works
  • Understand how antibiotics target bacterial ribosomes
  • Identify the causes, progression and treatment of cystic fibrosis

To help you make sure you fully understand these pharmacology terms and concepts, we've included interactive self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress, and you can access the lessons on any computer or mobile device. The flexible online format of the chapter enables you to study at home, at work, at school or wherever you happen to be.

5 Lessons in Chapter 47: Concepts in Pharmacology
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Pharmaceutical & Pharmacological Drug Classification

1. Pharmaceutical & Pharmacological Drug Classification

There are a lot of drugs out there and a lot of ways to classify them. In this lesson, you'll learn four of the ways that drugs can be classified using organ systems, therapeutics, chemistry, and law.

Schedule I Drug Classification & Drug List

2. Schedule I Drug Classification & Drug List

United States law requires drugs to be classified into five separate schedules. A drug's schedule is determined by the drug's acceptable medical use and its potential for abuse. This lesson looks at the Schedule I drug classification.

How Does Penicillin Work? - Discovery, Mechanism & Properties

3. How Does Penicillin Work? - Discovery, Mechanism & Properties

In this lesson, you will learn about an accidental discovery that changed human history: the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin. You will also learn how it works and why it's most effective against Gram-positive bacteria.

Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: How Antibiotics Target the Bacterial Ribosome

4. Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: How Antibiotics Target the Bacterial Ribosome

Proteins carry out tons of incredibly important functions within cells. In this lesson, we will learn how antibiotics can fight bacteria by shutting down the ribosome, the protein synthesis factory of the cell.

Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

5. Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss a genetic disorder called cystic fibrosis as well as it how it affects the respiratory and digestive system, the ways by which it can be diagnosed, and treated.

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