Pharmacotherapeutics is the study of the uses of drugs in reaching a given clinical endpoint, such as the prevention or treatment of disease. The therapeutic dose may vary for any patient and is related to the patient’s age, sex, race, other currently prescribed medications, and preexisting medical conditions. Pharmacotherapeutics is covered in Chapter 16.
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