Pharmacology

Definition

“Human pharmacology is a non-linear science created by multiple variables at different levels of complexity:

1. Drug effects at molecular and cellular levels: drug-receptor interaction (pharmacodynamics) and drug disposition (pharmacokinetics)

2. Effects of drugs on human health and disease: safety, efficacy, and effectiveness

3. Effects of drugs in the society: economical aspects (i.e., pharmacoeconomics), epidemiology (i.e., pharmacological surveillance), healthcare systems (i.e., definitions of essential medicines), over the counter availability of medicines, drug addiction, and many other variables.”

Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Clinical trials, observational studies and meta-analysis: PubMed Trends. figsharehttp://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1122534


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Explore which are the drugs shown under the microscope  –iflscience.com–

Above you can read my definition of pharmacology written in a few sentences. Nonetheless, I definitely prefer Sarah Schönfeld definition of pharmacology, beautifully expressed by art instead of boring words, I believe that this field of knowledge can only be explored by opening our minds, art mixes with science to surprise us with a wonderful world. The same concept surely applies to the understanding of medicine (human and veterinary) as well as any other health related careers.

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Originally posted in the following page of chaoticpharmacology.com –> Pharmacology

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