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Pharm Lesson 3

The following are activities related to the key terms for the chapter.

Capsule A special container made of gelatin sized for a single dose of drug
Drug form The type of preparation in which a drug is supplied
Elixir A usually sweetened, aromatic liquid used in the compounding of oral medicines
Enema The introduction of a solution into the rectum and colon and stimulate bowel activity and cause emptying of the lower intestine
Emulsion A mixture of two liquids not mutually soluble
Enteric coated Tablet with a special coating that resists disintegration by the gastric juices and dissolves in the intestines
Inhalation drug forms Forms of a drug to be inhaled by the respiratory system usually through a specialized device as a metered-dose inhaler (MDI)
Injectable drug forms Forms of drugs manufactured to be given via injections such as intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM)
Oral medications Medication administered by mouth
Lozenge (troche) Tablet that dissolves slowly in the mouth for local effect
Parenteral Any route of administration not involving the gastrointestinal tract (for example injection, topical, and inhalation)
Reconstitution The return of a substance previously altered for preservation and storage to its original state
Rectal drug forms Drugs manufactured to be administered via the rectal route such as suppositories
Route of delivery The way that drugs are taken into the body
Solution A liquid containing a dissolved substance
Suppository A semisolid substance for introduction into the rectum, vagina, or urethra, where it dissolves
Suspension A state of a solid when its particles are mixed with but not dissolved in a fluid or in another solid; also a substance in this state
Sustained-release capsule or tablet Capsule or tablet containing drug particles that have various coatings (often of different colors) that differ in the amount of time required before the coatings dissolve
Syrup A concentrated solution of sugar in water to which specific medicinal substances are usually added
Tablet Disk of compressed drug
Topical drug forms Drugs used for dermal and mucosal application
Transdermal delivery system Patch containing the medicine is applied to the skin; the drug is absorbed through the skin over a prolonged period of time
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