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Bonewit #11

Adinistration of Medication & Intravenous Therapy-Shelby

Adverse reaction An unintended and undesirable effect produced by a drug
allergen a substance that is capable of causing an allergic reaction
allergy an abnormal hypersensitivity of the body to substances that are ordinarily harmless
Ampule A small sealed glass container tat holds a single does of medication
anaphylactic reaction a serious allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment.
Chemotherapy The use of chemicals to treat disease. Chemotherapy is most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antineoplastic medications
Controlled drug a drug that has restrictions placed on it by the federal government becuase of its potential for abuse
conversion changing from one system of measurement to another.
Cubic cemtimeter the amount of space occupied by 1 milliliter (1 ml=1 cc)
DEA Number a registration number assigned to physicians by the drug Enfourcement Administration
Dose The quantity of a drug to be administered at one time.
Drug A chemical used for the treatment, prevention,or diagnosis of disease
Enteral nutrition The delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract
Gauge The diameter of the lumen of a needle used to administer medication
Hemophilia An inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of a clotting factor needed for proper coagulation of the blood.
Immune Globulin A blood prodict consisting of pooled human plasma containing antibodies.
Induration An abnormally raised, hardened area of the skin with clearly defined margins.
Infusion The administration of fluids, medication, or nutrients into a vein
Inhalation administration The administration of medication by way of air or other vapor being drawn into the lungs.
Inscription The part of a prescription that indicates the name of the drug and the drug dosage
Intradermal injection Introduction of medication into the dermal layer of the skin.
Intramuscular injection introduction of medication into the muscular layer of the skin
Intravenous Therapy The administration of medication into the muscular layer of the body.
Oral administration Administration of medication by mouth.
Parenteral Administration of medication by injection
Pharmacology The study of drugs
Prescription A physicians order authorizing the dispensing of a drug by a pharmacist
Signatura The part of a prescription tat indicates the information to print on the medication label.
Subcutaneous injection Introduction of medication beneath the skin, into the subcutaneous or fatty layer of the body.
Sublingual administration Administration of medication by placing it under the tongue, where is dissolves and is absorbed through the mucous membrane.
Subscription The part of the prescription that gives directions to the pharmacist and usually designates the number of does to be dispensed.
Superscription The part of a prescription consisting of the symbol Rx (from the Latin word recipe, meaning "take").
Topical administration Application of a drug to a particular spot, usually for a local action.
Transfusion The administration of whole blood or blood products through the intravenous route.
Vial A closed glass container with a rubber stopper that holds medication.
Wheal A tense, pale, raised area of the skin.
Autoimmune disease A condition in which the body's immune system produces antibodies that attack the body's own cells. The cause is unknown
Created by: shelbycrank