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Chronopharmacology

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Dr. Diwanshu
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Published on Jan 04, 2019   -  1 min read

Abstract

Chronopharmacology is the science dealing with the optimization of drug effects, and the minimization of adverse effects by timing medication in relation to the biological rhythm. Chronotherapeutics approach gives more accurate determination of the time when patients are at the highest risk and in greatest need of therapy. This principle is used in the treatment of various diseases like cardiovascular diseases and many more.

Chronopharmacology

Chronobiology is the science of biological rhythms (biological clock). The branch dealing with the pharmacological aspects of chronobiology is termed Chronopharmacology. Chronopharmacology is the science dealing with the optimization of drug effects and the minimization of adverse effects by timing medication in relation to the biological rhythm. In simple language, it means that if we take our medication keeping in mind our body clock, the medicine can prove more beneficial and cause minimal side effects.

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