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Administration of medication and intravenous therapy-Devon

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 substances that are ordinarily harmless
ampule a small sealed glass container that holds a single dose of medication
anaphylactic reaction a serious reaction that requires immediate treatment
autoimmune disease a condition in which the body's immune system produces antibodies that attack the bodies 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 antieoplastic medications
controlled drugs a drug that has restictions placed on you it by the federal government
conversion changing form one system of measurement to another
cubic centimeter the amount of space occupied by 1 milliliter (1 ml = 1 cc)
DEA number a registration nuber assigned 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
enteral nutrition the delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gestational tract
gauge the diameter of the lumen of a needle used to administer medication
hemophilia an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency 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 abnormally raised, hardened area of the skin with clearly defined margins
infusion the administration of fluids, medication, or nutrients into a vein
inhalation administration the administration of medication by way of air or other vapor being drawn into the lungs
inscription the part of description that indicates the name of the drug and drug dosage
intradermal injection introduction of medication into the dermal layer of skin
intramuscular injection introduction of medication into the muscular layer of the skin
intravenous therapy the administration of a liquid agent directly into patients vein's where it is distributed throughout the body by way of the circulatory system
oral administration administration of medication by mouth
parenteral administration of medication by injection
pharmacology the study of drugs
prescription a physicians order authorizing the dispensing of drugs by a pharmacist
signature the part of prescription that indicates the information to print on the medication label
subcutaneous injection introduction of medication beneath the skin, into the subcutaneous or fatty layer of the body
sublingual administration administration of medication by placing it under the tongue, where it dissolves and is absorbed the mucous membrane
superscription the part of the prescription consisting of the symbol Rx (from the latin word recipe meaning take)
topical administration application of drug to a particular spot, usually for a local action
transfusion the administration of whole blood or blood products through the intravenous route
vial the closed glass container with a rubber stopper that hold medication
wheal a tense, pale, raised area of the skin
subscription the part of the prescription that gives directions to the pharmacist and usually designates the number of doses to be dispensed
drug a chemical used for the treatment, prevention , or diagnosis of disease.
Created by: devonlott