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Pharmacology


Pharmacology (from Greek f??µa???, pharmakon, 'poison in classic Greek; drug in modern Greek'; and -????a, 'Study of' -logia) is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action.[1] More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals.

 
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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: Helen Dzikunu

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PREFACE A preliminary meeting which discussed the feasibility of undertaking rapid epidemiological, community and anthropological assessments of tropical disease was held in Baroda, India, 28 January - 1 February 1991, under the auspices of the UNDPANorld BankANHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. This manual, which introduces and describes anthropological research methods for the rapid assessment of social, economic and cultural informati...

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: Helen Dzikunu

Medical Reference Publication

PREFACE A preliminary meeting which discussed the feasibility of undertaking rapid epidemiological, community and anthropological assessments of tropical disease was held in Baroda, India, 28 January - 1 February 1991, under the auspices of the UNDPANorld BankANHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. This manual, which introduces and describes anthropological research methods for the rapid assessment of social, economic and cultural informati...

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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: R. H. Henderson, Dr.

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INTRODUCTION A global scientific meeling on Future approaches to trachoma control was convcncd by the WllO Programme fix the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, from 17 to 20 June in Ciencva, Switzerland. The meeting was supported by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Task Force of the Partnership Committee of Nongovernmental Organizations collaborating with the WHO Programme. Dr K. H. I4enderson, Assistant Director-General, opened the mecting, pointing out th...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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1. INTRODUCTION Hunger and malnutrition persist in spite of important achievements in agricultural productivity and economic growth (1,2,3). Chronic hunger, which is largely found in low-income food-deficit countries (LTFDCs), results from continuous inadequate food intake and is perpetuated by poverty. Malnutrition, which results from a combination of inadequate food, ill health and inadequate care, primarily affects the more vulnerable in a household, namely women and ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; Assessment Document, A7678...

By: Terri Damstra, Dr.

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Global concerns have been raised in recent years over the potential adverse effects that may result from exposure to chemicals that have the potential to interfere with the endocrine system. Wildlife and human health effects of EDCs were first proclaimed by Rachel Carson in 1962, and based on a growing body of knowledge, those concerns have increased. This concern regarding EDCs is directed at both humans and wildlife. In response to these concerns, the Second Session (F...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 92415465...

By: World Health Organization

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This revised edition of Immunization in Practice is the result of team work between WHO, Children’s Vaccine Program at the Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (CVP at PATH), UNICEF, CDC, USAID, University of South Australia, NESI (University of Antwerp), and many other partners who are committed to improving immunization services throughout the world. The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to all the many people who have contributed to its development.

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Environmental Assessment of Proposed Revisions to the National Pol...

By: Carol M. Browner

Excerpt: This report has been reviewed and approved for publication by the Engineering and Analysis Division, Office of Science and Technology. This report was prepared with the support of Abt Associates Inc., under the direction and review of the Office of Science and Technology. Dr. Gerald D. Stedge served as Abt Associates’ Principal Investigator and Project Manager. Dr. Stedge was assisted by Mr. Peter Eglington, Ms. Amy Benson, Ms. Laura Kirk and Ms. Diane Ferguson....

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Ji Baohong, Dr.

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Since the last meeting of the WHO Expert Committee on Leprosy (I), held in Geneva fiom 17 to 24 November 1987, tremendous progress has been made in controlling the disease worldwide, and the global picture of leprosy endemicity has been changed dramatically. The very promising results achieved in the first ten years of implementing multidrug therapy (MDT) led to the vision of eliminating leprosy as a public health problem by the year 2000. This was formally adopted as a ...

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