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chapter 11 term


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 substance that are ordinarily harmless
ampule a small sealed glass container that holds a single dose of medication.
anaphylactic disease a condition in which the bodys immune system produces antibodies that attack the bodys own cells the cause is unknown
chemotherapy the use of chemicals to treat to treat a disease chemotherapy is most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antineoplastic medications
controlled drug a drug that has restriction placed on it by the federal government because of its potential for abusse.
conversion changing from one system of measurement to another
cubic centimeter the amount of space occupied by 1 millileter (1 ml = 1 cc)
DEA number a registration number assigned to physicians by the drug enforcement administration for prescribing or dispensing controlled drugs
dose the quality 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 deficency of a clotting factor needed for proper coagulation of the blood
immine globulin a blood product conisting of poope human plasma containing antibodies
induration an area of hardened tissue
infusion the administration of fluids, medications or nutrients into vein
inhalation adminiastration the admiistration of medication by way of air or other vapor being drawn into the lungs
inscription the part of the presription that indicates the name of the drug and the drug dosage.
intradermal injection introduction of medication into the dermal layer of the body
intramuscular injection intraduction of the medication into the muscular layer of the body
intravenous (IV) therapy the administration of a liquid agent directly into a patients vein, where it is distributed throughout the body via the circulatory system
oral administration administration of medication by mouth
parenateral sdministration of medication by injection
pharmacology the study of drugs
prescription a physicians order authorizing the dispensing of a drug by a pharmascist
signatura the part of the prescription that indicates the information to print on the medication label
sublingual administration administration of medication by placing it under the tounge, where it 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 doses to be dispensed
supercription the part of the prescription that gives directions of the pharmacist and usually designates 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 the skin
subcutaneous injection introduction of medication beneath the skin, into the subcutaneous or fatty layer of the body
autoimmune disease a condition in which the bodys immune system produces antibodies that attack the bodys own cells. the cause is own knwon
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