Category Archives: Definitions

Drug development and evaluation. What is a blind experiment?

Blind Experiment: A form of experiment in which the participants are, to some degree, kept ignorant of the nature and doses of materials administered as specific parts of the experiment. The purpose of the device is, obviously to prevent aContinue Reading

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. What is biopharmaceutics?

The following pharmacological definition has been taken from the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Department Glossary at Boston University School of Medicine . Biopharmaceutics: The science and study of the ways in which the pharmaceutical formulation of administered agents can influence their pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic behavior. Differences in pharmaceutical properties can cause substantial differences in theContinue Reading

Pharmacodynamics. What is a bioassay or biological assay?

Pharmacodynamics definition of biological assay or bioassay.Continue Reading

Pharmacodynamics. Antagonism: definition, types (chemical, physiological, pharmacological)

Definitions of different types of antagonism: chemical, pharmacological and physiological. Continue Reading

Pharmacodynamics topics. What is affinity?

The following pharmacological definition has been taken from the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Department Glossary at Boston University School of Medicine. Affinity: The equilibrium constant of the reversible reaction of a drug with a receptor to form a drug-receptor complex; the reciprocal of the dissociation constant of a drug-receptor complex. Under the most general conditions,Continue Reading

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