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Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Pharmacodynamics: What the Drug Does to the Body

Pharmacodynamics is the study of how drugs affect the body. The goal of drug therapy is to achieve a good outcome, a therapeutic effect. It is important to bear in mind that not all drug actions are beneficial.

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Pharmacodynamics is the study of how drugs affect the body. The goal of drug therapy is to achieve a good outcome, a therapeutic effect. It is important to bear in mind that not all drug actions are beneficial. Medications may result in both therapeutic and toxic effects. This program provides a basic overview of pharmacodynamics.

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:
  • List and explain the three mechanisms of action
  • List five therapeutic goals that can be achieved through drug therapy
  • List seven purposes of drug therapy
  • Define the term: therapeutic range
  • Describe six drug interactions that should be monitored
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 22 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2011
Product Categories
Healthcare, Pharmacology