PSYC62H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Safety Pharmacology, Olanzapine, Analgesic

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Psychopharamacology: is the study of how drugs affect mood, perception, thinking, or behavior. Instrumental drug use: using a drug to address a specific purpose and often occurs with therapeutic drugs, taking prozac to reduce depression, drink caffeine to help wake them. Therapeutic drug: drug used to treat a physical or mental disorder, treating depression/ schizophrenia. Generic names, trade names, chemical names, and street names for drugs: nearly all therapeutic drugs have a generic name and at least one trade name, ex. We refer to tylenol as its trade name and acetaminophen as its generic name. Trade name: (or brand name) is a trademarked name a company provides for a drug: trade name is sometimes designed to be to be memorable or emotion provoking, common sleep aids include ambien and lunesta. The name lunesta resembles the word luna, (cid:373)ea(cid:374)i(cid:374)g (cid:862)(cid:373)oo(cid:374),(cid:863) a s(cid:455)(cid:373)(cid:271)ol for (cid:374)ight. Plus, the (cid:449)ord lunesta is a soft sounding name, giving a relaxing connotation.

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