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pharmacodynamics

 [fahr″mah-ko-di-nam´iks]
the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and the mechanisms of their actions, including the correlation of their actions and effects with their chemical structure. adj., adj pharmacodynam´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics

(far'mă-kō-dī-nam'iks),
The study of uptake, movement, binding, and interactions of pharmacologically active molecules at their tissue site(s) of action.
[pharmaco- + G. dynamis, force]
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pharmacodynamics

(fär′mə-kō′dī-năm′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the action or effects of drugs on living organisms.

phar′ma·co′dy·nam′ic adj.
phar′ma·co′dy·nam′i·cal·ly adv.
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pharmacodynamics

The study of the biochemical and physiological interactions between therapeutic agents and living systems.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics

(fahr'mă-kō-dī-nam'iks)
The study of uptake, movement, binding, and interactions of pharmacologically active molecules at their tissue site(s) of action.
[pharmaco- + G. dynamis, force]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics

(fahr'mă-kō-dī-nam'iks)
Study of uptake, movement, binding, and interactions of pharmacologically active molecules at their tissue site(s) of action.
[pharmaco- + G. dynamis, force]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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To maintain the activity of the fluoroquinolone class, clinicians need to implement an evidence-based approach to antimicrobial selection, particularly a strategy in which the most pharmacodynamically potent fluoroquinolone is matched, on an empiric basis when required, to anticipated bacterial pathogens.
Thus, current drugs may interact pharmacodynamically in ways that are neither understood nor predictable at the present time.
Drugs may interact pharmacokinetically and pharmacodynamically. Pharmacokinetic interactions are well understood and represent changes in absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of specific medications.
This intuitive model has not been proven superior to any other model of selecting antidepressants, but it is clinically sound, pharmacodynamically appealing, and supported by case reports.
(25) We suggest that you follow SGA guidelines as a default when using mirtazapine--which is pharmacodynamically the most similar to SGAs--and TCAs.