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Mod 140, Unit 1

Chapter 1: History of Medicine & Pharmacy

TermDefinition
Aesculapius God of medicine in Greek mythology.
Aristotle Greek scientist, philosopher.
Bacon, Roger English scientist responsible for scientific methods; he had an interest far in advance of his times in natural science, in controlled experiments, and in the accurate observation of phenomena.
Galen Greek physician.
Hippocrates Greek physician and philosopher, considered to be the father of medicine.
Mendel, Gregor Scientist and monk known as the father of genetics.
Paracelsus Swiss physician, philosopher, and scientist.
Apothecary Latin term for pharmacist. Also, a place where drugs are sold.
Clinical Pharmacist Pharmacist who monitors patient medications in inpatient and some retail settings.
Dogma Code of beliefs based on tradition rather than fact.
Drug Education Coordinator Pharmacist who helps set protocol in a hospital setting.
Formulary A list of preferred drugs to be stocked by the pharmacy. Also, a list of drugs covered by an insurance company.
Inpatient Pharmacy A pharmacy in a hospital or institutional setting.
Opioid A synthetic analgesic that is similar to opium.
Opium An analgesic that is made from the poppy plant.
Outpatient Pharmacy Pharmacies that serve patients in their communities; pharmacies that are not in inpatient facilities.
Pharmacist Person who dispenses drugs and counsels patients on medication use and any interactions it may have with food or other drugs.
Pharmacy Drug or remedy (Greek word pharmakon).
Pharmacy Technician Person who assists a pharmacist by filling prescriptions and performing other non-discretionary tasks.
Protocol A set of standards and guidelines within which a facility works.
Shaman Medicine person who holds a high place of honor in a tribe.
Pharmacy Clerk Person who assists the Pharmacist at the front counter of the pharmacy; the person who accepts payment for medications.
Created by: franknapoli