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Dosage Analysis in Pharmacology - Chapter Summary
These bite-sized pharmacology lessons cover topics related to dosage analysis. Inside the chapter, you'll find short lessons that examine dose response curves, first and zero order kinetics and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). You'll also look at MIC testing and protocol.
Our expert instructors break down each dosage analysis topic with easy-to-understand definitions and illustrative examples so you can quickly study these concepts and remember them. Following each lesson is a self-assessment quiz that's designed to reinforce what you've learned. The chapter can be completed at your own pace and you can use your computer or mobile device to access it at any time, day or night.
How It Helps
These pharmacology lessons can help anyone who needs to get a better understanding of medication dosage analysis. If you're a current pharmacology student, these lessons can help you review these topics and improve your overall knowledge. If you plan on taking an introductory pharmacology course, study these lessons beforehand to gain an advantage. Additionally, current healthcare professionals can use these lessons as test prep resources if they need to take a pharmacology course for training or continuing education reasons.
After completing the chapter's lessons, you should be able to:
- Understand pharmacological dose response curves
- Analyze U-shaped, bell-shaped, graded and quantal dose response curves
- Define first order and zero order kinetics
- Interpret minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)
- Explain MIC units, pharmacology, testing and protocol
1. What is a Dose Response Curve? - Equation & Pharmacology
A dose response curve is one of the most important concepts in pharmacology and describes the relationship between an effect of a drug and the amount of drug given.
2. Zero Order Kinetics: Definition, Pharmacology & Examples
This lesson helps you apply the principle of zero order kinetics, which is a way of describing how the body breaks down some types of medicine. You can use this knowledge to predict how long certain medicines will last when they're given to a patient.
3. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration: Interpretation & Definition
How do doctors know what antibiotic to use and when? Well, they may turn to something called the minimum inhibitory concentration. Find out what this is and what its results may mean.
4. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) in Pharmacology
This lesson goes over the basics of the minimum inhibitory concentration. You'll learn what it is, what it determines, and how the value may be figured out.
5. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration: Units & Test
Doctors sometimes rely on specialized tests to figure out which antibiotic(s) will be most effective at targeting bacteria that have infected a person. This lesson will explain how this is so as you learn about the minimum inhibitory concentration.
6. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Protocol
Minimum inhibitory concentrations or MICs can be extremely helpful in battling bacterial infections, but how exactly are they established? In this lesson, we will review the methodology for obtaining minimum inhibitory concentrations, its uses, advantages and disadvantages.
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