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  • Pharmacology as a Career

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    better aware of the events that are occurring all over the world. After all of my life experiences, I decided on a career that can benefit all communities, whether if they are first-world or third-world countries. My goal is to study in the field of pharmacology and become a pharmacologist. Based on the career I have chosen to pursue, there are several questions I have thought of. While thinking about the career that I have chosen, my first question was simple. What does a pharmacologist do? At first

  • What is Pharmacology?

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    What is Pharmacology? Pharmacology is the study of the interaction of drugs with living organisms, such as humans, animals and even microorganisms. Pharmacology also includes sources, adverse effects, absorption, physiological factors, biotransformation, dosage forms, methods of administration, excretion, and history. So, what are drugs and what exactly do they do? Drugs, also known as narcotics, are chemicals that alter functions of living organisms. They are generally given for the diagnosis,

  • Applied Pharmacology

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    Applied Pharmacology Question 1 One of the roles of the Therapeutic Goods Administration is classification of medicine based on risks associated with taking them among patients. The provision of medicines is also regulated under the processes of manufacturing and quality (Department of Health and Ageing 2011). The regulatory agency also ensures that the drugs passed as viable for supply are re-checked for compliance with health and safety standards and hence cannot be passed if proven hazardous

  • Applied Pharmacology

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    The main organ that deals in metabolism of paracetamol is the liver. In this organ, most of the paracetamol contents are absorbed, leaving the dose being excreted in about 90 % of the intake drug. During its metabolism, the drug combines with glucuronidea and sulphate and this simplifies the intake of the drug (Pharmweb 2011). During the metabolism of paracetamol, the peak blood level lowers to around 20mg/l, indicating that it is a complex drug that requires many body functions. Upon ingestion,

  • Pharmacology Case Study

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    PHARMACOLOGY This paper discusses pharmacology and terminology related to “Pharmacology” which is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs“ pharmacology. 2015. In Merriam-Webster.com. The study of different classes of drugs, routes of absorption, and drugs have effects on those consuming them. There are drugs that are necessary for illnesses and healing but, there are medicines that cause concern regarding interaction and harming the body. Components

  • Personal Study Of Pharmacology

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    to me. The scientific method has had a profound impact on every aspect of our lives since its inception. From Newton to Einstein, intellectual curiosity has been the most paramount resource for uncovering the mysteries of life. My selection of pharmacology as a career came mainly from my love for science and secondly, from a personal experience. I struggled with acne throughout my adolescent life and into my adulthood. My condition deteriorated to the point where my dermatologist prescribed me Accutane

  • Significance Of The Concept Of Pharmacology In Nursing

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    CONCEPT 5: PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING This concept is taken from module 6 or block 7 entitled “General Nursing”. 5.1. Significance of the Concept Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action. It entirely embraces knowledge of the sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutical uses of drugs (Olson, 2003). Nurses are licensed to administer medications to patients. Even though the doctor chose’s what medicines to be given to the patient

  • Pharmacology for Nursing Care

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    a. Provide an analysis of the drug administration process used in your facility. b. Identify any potential issues in the system in which a mistake could be made. c. What strategies could a RN use to prevent such drug errors? (20 points) When the patient is admitted to acute rehabilitation and physical therapy, the patient will arrives with a packet with transport service that contains a typed med reconciliation from their discharging location. The nurse may manually enter (typing each drug name

  • Pharmacology of Diltiazem Hydrochloride

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    Diltiazem Hydrochloride, nondihydropyridine-derivative, is a member of the group of drugs known as benzothiazepines, which are a class of calcium channel blockers, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and some types of arrhythmia. It is a class III anti-anginal drug, and a class IV antiarrhythmic [1]. Diltiazem Hydrochloride exerts its pharmacological action through inhibiting trans-membrane influx of extracellular calcium ions across the membranes of myocardial cells and vascular

  • Phharmacology: The History And Development Of Pharmacology

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    1. INTRODUCTION Pharmacology is the science of drugs (from Greek pharmakos which means medicine or drug; and logos which means study). In actual use, it's meaning is limited to the study of how drugs and other substances affect our bodies. It has been defined as an experimental science which studies how substances that have entered our bodies affect our organism. The main tasks of pharmacologists are screening for desired activity, determining mode of action, and quantifying drug activity when chemical

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