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Bonewit Chapt 11

Admin of Meds (Kali Dansingburg)

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 allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment.
Autoimmune disorder A condition in which the body's immune system produces anti-bodies that attack the body's own cells.
Chemotherapy The use of chemicals to treat disease.
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 milliliter.
DEA number A registration number 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.
Drug A chemical used for treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease.
Enteral nutrition The delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastroitenstinal 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, 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 dosage.
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 patient's vein, where it is distributed through out 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 physician's 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 a 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 through the mucous membrane.
Subscription The part of the prescription that gives directions to the pharmacists and usually designates the number of doses to be dispensed.
Superscription The part of a prescription consisting of the symbol Rx.
Topical Administration 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.
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