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


 

pharmacology - Sarah Schönfeld.001

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.

art-and-science

  11 comments for “Pharmacology

  1. January 20, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I like the above elaboration by Sarah Schönfeld. I also wanted to reblog this post but was not allowed. I did not see the reblog tab. Thank you for sharing.

    • January 20, 2015 at 4:04 am

      Hello, I hope everything is going well. Maybe that happens because it’s a page (not a post). I’ll copy their contents into a blog post, I think that the reblog tab will be visible for anyone wanting to share the contents of this page. Thanks for letting me know about the reblog tab. Kind regards, Jorge.

  2. alessandro
    March 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

    art(immagination that embrace the universe) and science(collecting, using and manipolating information) meged in wonderland: the heart

  3. April 18, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with multiple sclerosis — phenytoin — story is based on materials provided by American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Note: Materials may be edited for content and length. — American Academy of Neurology (AAN). “Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with multiple sclerosis.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 April 2015. .

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