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Pharmacology Crash Course


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Drug
Any substance recognized in the official pharmacopoeia or formulary of the nation.
Drug Sources
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Synthetic
Drug Names
Official, Chemical, Generic, Trade
Official name
Drug name listed in the US Pharmacopoeia (USP)
Chemical name
Chemical make up, Recipe
Generic name
Name given by the manufacturer
Trade name
Registered trademark
Drug Standards and Legislation
Pure Food Act, Narcotic Control Act, Harrison Narcotic Act, Federal Food & Cosmetic Act
Pure Food Act
Drugs require labeling.
Federal Food and Cosmetic Act
Labels to list habit forming drugs, enables FDA to test drugs for safety, dangerous drugs dispensed by prescription
Harrison Narcotic Act
Regulates the import, manufactured sale of opium, cocaine and its derivatives.
Narcotic Control Act
Makes the possesion of marijuana & heroin illegal, increased penalties for infractions.
Solid Drug Forms
Extracts, Pills, Capsules, Tablets, etc...
Liquid Drug Forms
Solution, Tinctures, Spirits, Syrups, etc...
Extract
Evaporated solvent
Pills
Balls, Ovals
Pulvule
Solid capsule shape
Suppositories
A firm base at room temerature
Ointments
Semisolid Preparations
Powder
Pulverized Form
Capsules
Gelatin containers
Tablet
Disc