• Walter Modell
  • Doris J. Place


The effects of the application of drugs to cells, organs and pathogenic organisms, without reference to their usefulness in the treatment of disease are known as the pharmacologic actions. Often drugs are described in terms of pharmacologic actions, and a list of definitions of such actions follows. In addition, the end result of such actions may prove to be useful in the treatment of disease; these comprise the therapeutic actions of drugs, their practical application in disease. A list of definitions of therapeutic actions also follows.


Pharmacologic Action Parasympathetic Nervous System Cholinergic Drug Adrenergic Drug Endocrine Drug 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Modell
    • 1
    • 2
  • Doris J. Place
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinical PharmacologyCornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Cornell University New York Hospital School of NursingUSA
  3. 3.School of NursingUniversity of ArkansasUSA

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