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week 2 terms 111

PHM 111 week 2 terminology

TermDefinition
adjunct medication used to compliment the effects of another drug.
antiemetic a drug that reduces or stops vomiting
antihypertensive agent that decreases blood pressure.
anxiety condition associated with tension, apprehension, fear and panic.
anxiolytic medication used to treat anxiety
ADHD brain disorder that affects the ability to focus ones attention
ayurveda holistic traditional medical system where the prevention of a disease is emphasized
bipolar disorder illness associated with sudden swings in mood betwween depresseion and periods of insomnia, racing thoughts, distractibility and increased goal-direct behavior.
blood-brain barrier barried that exists in the brain as a result of special permeability characteristics of capillaries that supply brain cells. these capillaries prevent certain solutes and chemicals from being transferred from the blood to the brain.
chiropractic manual maniplulation of the joints and muscles.
cognition activities associated with thinking, learning and memory.
depression mental state characterized by sadness, feelings of loss and grief, and loss of appetite, may include suicidal thoughts.
diagnosis physicians recognition of a condition or diease.
drug dependence continuing to take the drug in order to avoid onset of physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms.
electroconvulsive therapy electrical surrent administered to an anesthetized patient, causing a brief seizure.
enuresis bedwetting
extrapyramidal symptoms excessive muscle movement associated with the use of neuroleptics
generalized anxiety disorder condition associated with excessive worrying and tension that is experienced daily for more than 6 months.
herba; any plant substance used for health purposes.
homeopathy system of therapy based on the belieg that dilutions of medicinal substanced that cause a specific symptom can be used to treat illness
insomnia condition characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
major depression illness associated with persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness that persists.
mania mood state characterized by excessive excitement, elevated mood and exalted feelings.
monoamine oxidase enzyme found in nerve terminals, neurons, liver and intestines that inactivates specific neurotransmitters and dietary amines.
mood disorder affective disorder involiving a change in emotional behavior
neurosis mental disorder arising from stress or anxiety in the patients environment without loss of contact with reality.
neurotransmitters chemicals that are transmitted from one neuron to another as electrical nerve impluses.
OCD condition associated with an inability to control or stop repeated unwanted thoughts or behaviors
panic disorder condition associated with repeated sudden onset of feelings of terror.
phobia irrational fear of things or situations that produve symptoms of intense anxiety
placebo inert compound believed by the patient to be an active agent
PTSD disorder that develops in persons who have participated in, witnessed or been a victim of a terrifying event
prophylaxis to prevent disease
psychosis mental state characterized by disorganized behavior and thought, delusions, hallucinations and loss of touch with reality
psychotherapy therapy that includes helping patients work through personal problems that affect emotions and behaviors.
schizoprenia types of psychosis characterized by delusions of thought, visual or auditory hallucinations and speech disturbances.
serotonin syndrome life threatening adverse drug reaction caused by excessive serotonin that produces symptoms of confusion, agitation, diarrhea, temors, inceased blood pressure and seizures.
synthetic medicine medicaition made in a lab from chemical processes.
tardive dyskinesia inappropriate psoture of the neck, trunk and limbs accompanied by involuntary thursting of the tongue.
tolerance consition occurring when increased doses of a drug are required in order to achieve the same effects as were achieved at lower doses.
Created by: dmhehr