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Therapeutic Responses in Pharmacology - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides an overview of therapeutic responses in pharmacology. These lessons address therapeutic responses to common medications, vitamins, and medical conditions. You'll look at therapeutic responses for prednisone and other oral corticosteroids, vasopressin and levothyroxine, even vitamin D. You'll also look at therapeutic responses for asthma, COPD, and thyroid problems.
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By the end of this chapter, you'll be ready to:
- Describe the treatment options for COPD and asthma
- Choose the most appropriate therapeutic response to handle drug abuse
- Recognize treatment uses for lidocaine
- Identify concerns for the use of prednisone and oral corticosteroids
- Explain how to treat vitamin D deficiency
- Point out the uses for levothyroxine
- Compare oral antidiabetic drugs and vasopressin
- Offer examples of thyroid replacement therapy
1. Therapeutic Response for Thyroid Replacement Therapy
How do you gauge a response to thyroid hormone replacement therapy? In this lesson, learn the physical signs and specific laboratory findings that indicate an ideal thyroid hormone level.
2. Therapeutic Response to Lidocaine
Lidocaine is a numbing medication that comes in many forms and is used in a variety of situations. This lesson will explore its uses and effects in a therapeutic setting.
3. Therapeutic Response to Oral Corticosteroids
We cover the therapeutic responses to the two main categories of oral corticosteroids. We will go into detail about how the response occurs and touch on what the responses are helpful in treating.
4. Therapeutic Response for Asthma & COPD
Asthma and COPD are similar diseases but not the same. Treatments for both focus on the same thing: Help the patient breathe. Asthma treatments focus on stabilizing inflammation. COPD treatments vary due COPD's permanent and progressive nature.
5. Therapeutic Response to Prednisone
This lesson is going to explain the details about the various therapeutic responses the body has to prednisone. We will look at what conditions the therapeutic responses will help treat.
6. Therapeutic Response to Vitamin D
Vitamin D insufficiency is becoming commonplace, and as a result the use of supplemental Vitamin D is on the rise. In this lesson, learn how to monitor a patient's response to supplementation and to recognize when therapy should be discontinued.
7. Therapeutic Response to Levothyroxine
There is a very important gland located in the front of your neck. This little gland can cause big problems if it does not function properly. In this lesson, we will discuss the use of levothyroxine, which is a drug that replaces the hormones of the thyroid gland.
8. Therapeutic Response to Vasopressin
Your levels of thirst and the amount you urinate all depend on a special hormone called vasopressin. Find out how this hormone is used therapeutically in this lesson.
9. Therapeutic Response to Drug Abuse
Substance abuse counseling and medications are the two primary treatment methods used as a therapeutic response for people addicted to drugs. People with addictions are placed into either inpatient or outpatient treatment programs where they may also be prescribed medication to reduce symptoms.
10. Therapeutic Response to Oral Antidiabetic Drugs
What are oral antidiabetic drugs and how do they work? In this lesson, we will learn about some of the common antidiabetic drugs on the market and how they work to manage diabetes.
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