Drugs and the inflammatory and immune response

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The term acute inflammatory reaction refers to the local events which occur in response to a disease-causing organism (pathogen). It consists of the innate immune response (non-memory) and may have…

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Drugs and the cardiovascular system

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Cardiac Rhythm and Dysrhythmias Antidysrhythmic drugs are agents that are used to treat disorders of heart rate and rhythm termed dysrhythmias. The normal regular contractions of the heart are initiated…

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Drugs and pain

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Pain (nociception) is a subjective experience with both sensory and emotional components arising from actual or potential tissue damage. It is frequently a traumatic feature of many diseases and the…

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Drugs and neurological disorders

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Drugs are used to treat neurodegenerative disorders, anxiety, psychosis, depression, epilepsy and pain. Neurodegenerative Disorders The very limited capacity of neurons to divide and re-establish synaptic contacts means that neuronal…

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Drug discovery and the development of biologicals

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The use of biotechnology has led to the creation of novel classes of drugs that have transformed therapeutic approaches for various diseases that were otherwise difficult to obtain with traditional…

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Molecular aspects of drug action

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Drugs produce effects in the body mainly in the following ways: • By acting on receptors • By inhibiting carriers (molecules that transport one or more ions or molecules across…

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General principles of drug action

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Pharmacology concerns the study of how drugs affect the function of host tissues or combat infectious organisms. In most cases, drugs bind selectively to target molecules within the body, usually…

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