Ch 21: Pharmacological Concepts & Technology

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Pharmacological Concepts & Technology - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you refresh your knowledge of prominent terminology and processes in pharmacology. By the end of this chapter, you'll have a sufficient understanding of:

  • Basic pharmacological language and concepts
  • How to interpret pharmacological information
  • Routes of drug administration
  • Reactions and interactions of drugs
  • Drug classification
  • Indications and contraindications of drugs
  • FDA approval of new drugs
  • Comparison of scientific and holistic medicine

Our expert instructors have specially formulated the lessons in this chapter so you can easily absorb and retain the information being reviewed. To keep you interested in the learning process, you'll have the opportunity to view engaging video and text lessons. You can navigate through the video lessons easily by utilizing the clickable timeline provided. After each lesson, take a self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge. After completing all of the lessons, take the cumulative chapter exam to apply what you've learned.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: Pharmacological Concepts & Technology
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Basic Pharmacological Terminology

1. Basic Pharmacological Terminology

You can't understand tougher pharmacological terminology unless you know the basic words in this sphere! This lesson defines pharmacology, pharmacologist, pharmacist, generic vs. brand name, and prescription vs. OTC.

Reading & Interpreting Pharmacological Information

2. Reading & Interpreting Pharmacological Information

It can be difficult interpreting the jargon on your prescription drugs, but in this lesson we'll outline what to look for and where you can go to find more information. This will keep you healthy and happy.

Routes of Drug Administration: Oral, Topical, Inhalation & Injection

3. Routes of Drug Administration: Oral, Topical, Inhalation & Injection

The way by which illicit drugs can be administered or taken into the body are numerous. These routes include the oral route, transdermal, inhalation, and intravenous injection.

Terminology of Drug Use, Reactions & Interactions

4. Terminology of Drug Use, Reactions & Interactions

Do you read drug labels? Do you know why they exist? Drugs interact and react in odd ways, so it pays to read them and be safe. This lesson defines some drug reactions, interactions, and other terms.

How and Why Are Drugs Classified?

5. How and Why Are Drugs Classified?

In the United States, controlled substances are classified according to their medicinal value and potential for abuse. The classifications are known as ''schedules.'' This lesson explains how and why drugs are classified.

Drug Indications & Contraindication: Definitions & Examples

6. Drug Indications & Contraindication: Definitions & Examples

Medications are helpful. However, the language surrounding them can often be confusing. In this lesson, learn the definitions of a drug's indications and contraindications.

Scientific Medicine vs. Holistic Medicine

7. Scientific Medicine vs. Holistic Medicine

Scientific medicine is a relatively newer field of medicine that is based on observations and documentation. Holistic medicine is an older philosophy that promotes overall well being. This lesson contrasts scientific and holistic medicine.

How the FDA Approves New Drugs

8. How the FDA Approves New Drugs

In this lesson, you'll meet Nancy the Nose Spray and learn about the long journey she must take - from her birth to her early years as a fledgling prescription drug, and finally to a seasoned, over-the-counter medication.

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