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PT 101 Terminology 2

pt terminology wk 2 agina,compound, oral

Angina Condition characterized by the attack of chest pain caused by an insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart
Anti-convulsant Refers to a substance that stops brain nerve firing to suppress convulsive seizures.
Anti-neoplastic Substances that are used to kill cancer cells
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Is a mental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of attention, concentration, activity distractibility, and impulsivity.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Is a mental disorder characterized by constant impulsive behavior, difficulty in concentration, and hyperactivity that decreases social, academic, or occupational functioning.
Bronchodilator Is a substance that relaxes the bronchial smooth muscle in the respiratory system.
Compound Refers to substances made from a combination of two or more substances.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Is a potentially fatal condition of the cardiovascular system wherein the heart has lost it's ability to pump blood in and out.
Cream Is a dosage form of a medication that is a semisolid preparation, usually applied externally to soothe, lubricate, or protect.
Diagnosis Is a process by which a health care professional (doctor, nurse, or technician) determines the patient's condition or disease, following test and examinations.
Distribution Is the process following absorption by which a drug is passed to the cells of various organs.
Excretion Is the process by which the body eliminates wastes after metabolism and distribution.
Indication Refers to the use of a drug for treating a particular disease (insulin is used to treat diabetes)
Intradermal The administration of a medication by injection into the skin.
Intramuscular The administration of a medication within or into a muscle
Intranasal Medications administered through being inhaled trough the nose and then being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Intravenous The administration of a medication within or into the veins.
Local Refers to a small area or single part of the body (local anesthetic)
Narcotic Is a drug that potentially highly abused as a pain reliever, causing dependency and tolerance.
Nausea Is a felling of sickness to the stomach, usually accompanied by the urge to vomit.
Ointment Is a semisolid (mixture of a liquid and solid) dosage form that is applied externally to deliver medication, lubricate, and protect.
Opthalmic The administration of medication through the eyes.
Oral The administration of the medication trough the mouth.
Patch Is a dosage form in which the medication is delivered through a solid application applied to the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Pharmacology Is the study of drugs and their effects on the body.
Rectally The administration of a solid or liquid medication given trough the rectum.
Sedative Relieves anxiety and tension; calms and relaxes.
Side Effects Are predicted, unwanted reactions to a substances or combination of substances.
Spams Is an involuntary muscle contraction.
Subcuntaneous The administration of a medication given under the skin.
Sub-lingual Tablet A tablet that is dissolved under the tongue instead of being swallowed whole.
Suppository Denotes the administration through the vagina or rectum of a solid medication.
Suspension Is a liquid dosage form in which the solid particles are not completely dissolved.
Syrup Is a liquid that consists of a water and sugar mixed with the medication.
Tablet Is a solid dosage form in which the ingredients are compacted into a small, formed shapes.
Topical A substance used externally for relief of swelling, itching, or infections.
Transdermal Administration of a medication through the skin (patches)
Vaginally Administration of a solid or liquid medication through the vagina.
Vasodilator Is a substance that causes the blood vessels to widen.
Virus Is a very small infectious organism that requires a living cell to reproduce.
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