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bonewit chapter 11

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 hypersensativity of the body to substances that are ordinarily harmless
Ampule A small sealed glasss container that holds a single dose of medication
Anaphylactic reaction A serious allergic reaction that requires immediate treatmet
Autoimmune disease A condition in which the body's immune system produces anitbodies that attack the body's own cells. The cause is unknown
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 because its potential for abuse
Conversion Changing from one system of measurement to another
cubic centimeter The amount of space occupied by 1 millimeter
DEA number A registration number aagined to physicians by the Drug Enforcement Administration for prescribing or dispensing controlled drugs
Dose The quantity of a drug to be administered at one time
Drug A chemical used for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease
Enternal nutrition The delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract
Gauge The diameter of the lumen of a needle used to adminiter medication
Hemophilia An inherited bleeding disorder caused by a defiency of a clotting factor needed for proper coagulation of the blood
Immune globulin A blood product consisting of pooled human plasma containing antibodies
Induration An are of hardened tissue
Infusion The administration of fluids, medications, or nutrients into a vein
Inhalation administration The administration od medication by way of air or vapor being drawn into the lungs
Inscription The part if 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 body
Intravenious (IV) therapy The sdministration of a liquid agent directly into a patient's vein, where it it distributed throughout the body via the circulatory system
Oral administration Administration of medication by injection
Parenteral Administration of medication by injection
Pharmacology The study of drugs
Prescription A physician's order authorizing the despensing of a drug by a pharmacist
Signatura The part of a presctiption that indicates the information to print on the medication label.
Subcutaneous injection Introduction of medication beneath the skin, into the subcutaneous of fatty layer of the body
Sublingual administration Administration of medication by placing it under the tongue where it dissolves and is absorbed through the mucous membrane
Subscription the part of the perscription that gives directions to the pharmacist and usually designstes the number of doses to be dispensed
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 medications
Wheal A small raised area of skin.
superscription the part of the perscription consisting of the symbol RX (from the latin word recipte, meaning take)
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