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Adverse Reaction a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention
Allergic Reaction hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity.
Anaphylaxis An extreme, often life-threatening, allergic reaction
Controlled Substance a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
Antidote A medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison
Drug Half Life the time required for the elimination process to reduce the concentration of the drug to one half what it was at initial administration
Drug Abuse The habitual taking of addictive or illegal drugs
Drug Addiction strong physiological and psychological dependence on a drug or other agent
Drug Interaction a situation in which a substance affects the activity of a drug, i.e. the effects are increased or decreased
Exacerbate Make worse
Dyskinesia Abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement
Dyspareunia painful sexual intercourse
Dysphonia speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
Dysuria Painful or difficult urination
Emesis The action or process of vomiting
Hematuria The presence of blood in urine
Hemopytsis The coughing up of blood.
Incontinence involuntary urination or defecation
Nocturia excessive urination at night; especially common in older men
Defecation the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
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