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Branches of Pharmacology

Branches of Pharmacology.

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PHARMACOKINETICS

  • Deals with how the body acts on the durg
  • Involves the process of absorption, distribution, metabolism or biotransformation, excretion
  • Includes the onset of drug action, half life, peak effect, duration of drug effects

PHARMACODYNAMICS

  • Deals with how the drugs affect the body
  • Deals with the interaction between chemical components of the living system such as the human body
  • Studies the biochemical and pgysiological effects of drug together with their mechanism of action

PHARMACOGNOSY

  • Branch of Pharmacology which deals with the economic, biological and chemical aspect of natural drugs as well as their constituents.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

  • Deals with how drugs can be used in the treatment of medical problems

PHARMACOGENETICS

  • Deals with the study if genetically determined reactions of drugs in the human body

TOXICOLOGY

  • Study of the poisonous effects of various kinds of drugs

DRUG THERAPY

  • Deals with the proper administration of drugs used to treat diseases.
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