Pharmacology Definitions

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Pharmacology
Study of drug action on animals, organs, tissues or cells (AKA mechanisms of how they work)
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Drug
Chemical substance with known biological effects on humans or other animals
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Medicine
Contains drugs in a suitable formulation for use
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Pharmacy
Preparing medicines from drugs
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Therapeutics
Use of drugs in animals (eg. dose, managing side effects etc.)
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Pharmacon
Ligand = 'signalling molecule'
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Pharmacodynamics
Action of drugs in the body
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Pharmacokinetics
Action of the body on drugs
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Endogenous
Originating from within an organism
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Affinity
Overall strength
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Specificity
Geometry of drug
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Agonist
Cause reponse
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Antagonist
Block response
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LD50
Lethal dose, amount of a substance that kills 50% of a test sample
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