Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance

Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action, where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (from within body) molecule which exerts a biochemical and/or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism (sometimes the word pharmacon is used as a term to encompass these endogenous and exogenous bioactive species). More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals.

Pharmacovigilance, also known as drug safety, is the #pharmacologicalscience relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. The #etymological roots for the word "pharmacovigilance" are: pharmakon (Greek for drug) and vigilare (Latin for to keep watch). As such, pharmacovigilance heavily focuses on adverse drug reactions, or ADRs, which are defined as any response to a drug which is noxious and unintended, including lack of efficacy (the condition that this definition only applies with the doses normally used for the prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy of disease, or for the modification of #physiological disorder function was excluded with the latest amendment of the applicable legislation). Medication errors such as overdose, and misuse and abuse of a drug as well as drug exposure during pregnancy and breast feeding, are also of interest, even without an adverse event, because they may result in an adverse drug reaction.

  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology
  • Theoretical Pharmacology
  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Environmental Pharmacology
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Continental Pharmacovigilance
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Practice
  • Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management
  • Psychopharmacology

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