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Bonewit Chapt 11

Administration of Medication & Intravenous Therapy- Sierra Waugh

Adverse reaction An unintended and undesirable effect produced by a drug.
Allergen A substance that is capable of causing an allergic reaction.
Allergy An abnoormal 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 allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment.
Autoimmune reaction 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 disease. CHemotherapy is most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antiseptic medication.
Controlled Drug A drug that has restrictions placed on it by the federal government because of its potential for abuse.
Conversion Changing from one system of measurement to another.
Cubic centimeter The amount of space occupied by 1 millimeter.
DEA number A registration number assigned to physicans by the Drug Enforcement administration for prescribing controlled drugs.
Dose The quantity of a drug to be administered at one time.
Drug The chemical used for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease.
Enternal nutrition The delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract.
Gauge The diameter of the lumen of a needle used to adminster 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 abnomorally rasied area of skin with clearly defined margins.
Infusion The administration of fluids, medications, 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 a prescription that indicates the name of the drug and the drug dose.
Intradermal injection Introduction of medication into the dermal layer of the skin.
Intramuscular injection Introduction of medication into the muscular layer of the body.
Intravenous therapy The administration of a liquid agent directly into a patients vein.
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 a drug by a pharmacist.
Signatura The part of a 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 adminsitraton introduction of medication by placing in under the tongue, where it dissolves and is absorbed through the mucous membranes.
Subscription The part of the perscription that gives directions to the pharmacist and usually designates the number of doses to be dispensed.
Supersciption The part of a perscription consisting of a symbol Rx
Topical adminsitration 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 medication.
Wheal a tense, pale, raised area of the skin.
Created by: sierrawaugh