What Is Pharmacology And It 's Purpose?

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Cardiovascular Pharmacology Demettrea Buchanan, Nyanga Muhammad, Tania DuPree, Stephanie Hill Dorsey School of Business What is pharmacology and it’s purpose? Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action, where a drug can be defined as man-made, natural, or endogenous molecule which exerts a biomedical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ or organism. More specifically it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. It’s substances have medicinal properties and are called pharmaceuticals. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, drug designs and cellular mechanisms, organ/systems mechanisms, signals transduction/cellular communication, interactions, toxicology, chemical biology as well as a few more. Keywords: Pharmacology; medicine; physiological; organ; drug Cardiovascular Pharmacology Angina Angina, which is sometimes called angina pectoris, is chest pain that is caused by inadequate coronary blood flow to the myocardium. When coronary blood flow cannot deliver sufficient oxygen to support cardiac oxidative metabolism (reduced oxygen), the myocardium becomes hypoxic. This triggers pain receptors within the heart, which lead to chest pain and the sensation of heaviness and pressure. One medication associated with angina is Ranexa, which is a category c drug. A drug may be classified by the chemical type
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