What are the methods of administering drugs?
how do you classify drugs?
disorder- drugs are grouped according to the disorder they treat.
chemicals- drugs are grouped according to their chemical composition
bodily effects-drugs are grouped according to the effects they have on the body
How are drugs named?
brand name - manufacturers name
generic name - the name of the family of drugs
chemical name - the chemical composition of the drug
what are drugs tested for?
perscription only drugs must be taken under medical supervision, a perscription is needed from a GP.
Over the counter?
over the counter drugs can be bought without a perscription, they are considered safe to use without medical supervision.
what is local anaethetic?
local anaethetic involves numbing only one area of the body using a type of medication called lacal anaesthetic
what is general anaesthetic
this is a state on controlled unconciousness, during a general anaethetic medications are used to send you to sleep so you are unaware of surgery
What is the difference between local and general a
local anaesthetic doesnt cause you to loose conciousness, this means they are safer and dont require preperation
general anaesthetic is used for long and larger procedures.