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Book: Modern Dental Assisting - vocab review - Principals of Pharmacology

Absorption Process by which the body takes in or receives (absorbs) a drug
Distribution Action by which a drug is released throughout the body
Dosage Amount of drug to be administered in a specific time, often according to body weight
Dose A specified quantity of a drug or medicine
Drug A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of a disease
Ethical drug A drug that requires a prescription
Excretion Action by which a drug leaves the body
Generic Drug sold without a brand name or trademark
Inscription The name and quantity of a drug listed on the prescription
Metabolism Physical and chemical processes that occur within a living cell or organism and are necessary for the maintenance of life
Patent medicine Drug that can be obtained without a prescription' also called Over-The-Counter Drug
Pharmacology A branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and actions of drugs
prophylaxis Administration of drugs to prevent diseases or protect a patient
Signature Instructions of a prescription explaining how to take a specific medicine
Subscription Direction to the pharmacist for mixing the medication; this is seldom done by the pharmacist anymore
Superscription The patient's name, address, date, and Rx symbol on a prescription
Systemic Referring to a drug that affects a specific system
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