The Dynamics of Drug Therapy
It is commonly assumed that whether or not medications are effective is largely a matter of their pharmacological properties: how well they reach the site of disorder, and how proficient they are at correcting the biological abnormalities present there. When antibiotics cure cases of pneumonia and antidepressants reverse the symptoms of depression while exacerbating those of mania, the common assumptions seem to hold up. The medicines work or fail to work because of their specific biological interactions.
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