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Pharmacology- Reverse Definitions

A combination of 2 drugs that cause an effect that is greater then the sum of the individual effects of each drug given alone synergism
administration of drugs in gaseous or vapour form through the nose or mouth inhalation
agent given to counteract an unwanted effect of a drug antidote
agent that excites and promotes activity stimulant
agent that lower blood pressure antihypertensive
agent that produces sleep hypnotic
an effect that is produced as a individual sensitivity to a drug iatrogenic
an effect that routinely results from the use of a drug side effect
by injection or intravenous administration parenteral
chemical substance that inhibits or kills foreign organisms antibiotic
circulating through the bloodstream to product a general effect on the body systemic
commercial name for a drug; trade name brand name
drug action in which larger and larger doses must be given to achieve the desired effect tolerance
drug that blocks the action of natural histamines in the body and relives allergy symptoms antihistamine
drug that is used to relieve symptoms of depression antidepressant
drug that prevents convulsions anticonvulsant
drug that promotes vomitting emetic
drug used to prevent diarrhea antidiarrheal
drug in which helps restore heart rhythm to a regular cycle antiarrhythmic
drug which neutralizes acid in the stomach antacid
drug which reduces or eliminates sensation anethetic
drug which relives pain analgesic
drug applied on the skin or mucous membranes topical
drugs defined by federal law to which special rules apply because they are liable to be abused controlled drugs
drugs given by mouth oral
drugs given under the tongue sublingual
drugs inserted via the anus into the rectum rectal
factors in a patients condition that prevents the use of a drug treatment contraindications
habit forming drug that relives pain narcotic
harmful effects of a drug side effects
hypersensitive reaction of the body to a drug or foreign organism anaphylaxis
instrument for introducing fluids to or withdrawing fluids from the body syringe
midly hypnotic drug that relaxes, without necessarily producing sleep sedative
movement of a drug across a cell membrane into body cells transport
oils, extracted primarily from plants, that do not evaporate fixed oils
oils, extracted primarily from plants, that evaporate volatile oils
particles of medication suspended in air aerosols
relating to the eye opthalmic
substances found in foods which are essential for life vitamins
target substance with which a drug interacts in the body receptor
the concentration of a drug may increase with each dose, due to the half-life of previous doses cumulative action
the process by which a medication is taken into the body, broken down, and transformed into a form that the body can use absorption
the process by which metabolites are transported to various parts of the body distribution
the process of breaking down a drug or other substance into metabolites used by the body metabolism
the time required by the body to metabolize half the amount of the drug ingested half-life
the total effect that 2 drugs have in combination is equal to the sum of the effects of each additive action
via the ear otic
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