pharmacologic testing

pharmacologic testing

The administration of a pharmacological to either ↑ or↓ a physiologic response. See Catecholamines, Provocative testing.
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This proposal has a highly multidisciplinary character, uniting stem cell and material sciences with pharmacologic testing and drug development, and in close relationship with the industry sector.
Consider pharmacologic testing for patients who are unable to exercise to an appropriate cardiac workload; it has the same predictive value as a nuclear exercise stress test.
In addition, the analysis shows that since the early 1990s, 90% of follow-on drugs had initial pharmacologic testing and 87% were in clinical studies somewhere in the world before the first-in-class drug approval.
Patients with suspected coronary heart disease and for whom exercise or pharmacologic testing is contraindicated should be referred to a cardiologist for evaluation.

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