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Pharmacodynamics Basics

What is Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacodynamics is a branch of pharmacology dealing with the reactions between drugs and living systems or simply pharmacodynamics describes the body’s response to a given drug.

Basic Pharmacodynamics Questions

  • Does drug work?
  • How well does it work?
  • How does it work?
  • How long do I need to give the drug for?
  • Are there any downsides to giving the drug?

What pharmacodynamics studies: pharmacologic effect - dose response, receptor activation (efficacy/toxicity).



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