Pottersì. Compend Of Materia Medica Therapeutics And Prescription Writing; With Especial Reference To The Physiological Actions Of Drugs Based On The  by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter

Pottersì. Compend Of Materia Medica Therapeutics And Prescription Writing; With Especial Reference…

bySamuel Otway Lewis Potter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION Drugs (Drugan, to dry) are material agents of any kind employed in the treatment of disease. The term was formerly applied to vegetable medicaments in their original form, and is still, by many persons, used in a similar sense. Pharmacology, or the Doctrine of Drugs (4,dppaKov, a drug, 6yos, a discourse), is the science which treats of the drugs employed in medicine. It embraces, therefore, in its scope, all of Materia Medica and Therapeutics relating to drugs. By a few writers this term is employed in a more restricted sense, so as to include only the physiological action of drugs--a subdivision of the Materia Medica, and a subject which is more correctly designated by the term Pharmacodynamics (see below). Pharmacy is the name of the art which supplements the science of Pharmacology, viz., the art of preparing drugs according to the requirements of the pharmacologist, and of dispensing them on the prescription of the therapeutist. It includes a thorough knowledge of the Materia Medica, an acquaintance with the theories and manipulations of chemistry, and an intimate practical experience in many special operations peculiar to itself.-«. MATERIA MEDICA AND THERAPEUTICS Materia Medica is that branch of Pharmacology which treats of the substances used as medicines, and describes their origin, composition, 1 physical characteristics, chemical properties, modes of preparation and administration, and their physiological and toxicological actions. Pharmacodynamics (l,dpiiaKov, a drug, Sbvap1s, power) signifies the discussion of the physiological action of drugs--that is, the modifying power of drugs upon the normal physiological activity of the human organism. Toxicology (jo£uc!,v, a poison, Xayos, a discourse) teaches of the effects of d...

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Title:Pottersì. Compend Of Materia Medica Therapeutics And Prescription Writing; With Especial Reference…Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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