What is Pharmacology? Pharmacology is the scientific study of drugs, including their physical and chemical compositions, chemical reactions, side effects, and usefulness in treating disorders (how they affect living organisms).
What are some careers related to Pharmacology? Pharmacology is, in general, split into two main branches, research and clinical pharmacology. Most clinical pharmacologists work in hospitals, medical clinics, and pharmacies (Pharmacist) . Research pharmacology jobs can be found in private research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and hospital laboratories.
Most professionals from both branches choose to become university professors, to teach advanced courses in science and medicine. Some careers that are Highly related to Pharmacology ?Biological Science Teachers, postsecondary ?Clinical Research Coordinators ?Medical Scientists (except Epidemiologists) ?
Molecular and Cellular Biologists ?Natural Sciences Managers Hippocrates (The Father of Medicine) Hippocrates (from Greece) is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He was the first to attempt to separate the practice of medicine from religion and superstitions. Arguing that a disease was not a punishment inflicted by the gods but rather the product of environmental factors, diet, and living habits.
He is given credit for the first description of clubbing of the fingers, an important diagnostic sign in lung disease, lung cancer and heart disease. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ”
Why is Pharmacology Important? When ever you eat something you want to know what it is and what affect it will have on you. Unlike apples and oranges drugs is a very serious matter. Because of Pharmacology we can take in medicine that takes away even a simple flue or serious infections without putting us in danger.