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Unit 7

Abuse The excessice or improper use of a substance, person, or animal
Addiction The physical or psychological dependency on a substance
Administer to give
bioassay the process of determining the strength and quality of a drug by testing it on an animal or on an isolated organ
biologics A term used more restrictively for a class of medications that are produced by means of biological processes involving recombinant DNA technology. Biologics include a wide range of medicinal products such as vaccines, blood and blood components, and recom
Biotechnology the biological and engineering study of the relationship between human beigns and machines
Controlled substance a drug that has the potential for addiction and abuse
dispense to prepare and give out
genetic engineering the synthesis, alteration, or repair of genetic material through the application of engineering principles
Narcotic producing sleep or stupor. a narcotic drug is one that depresses the central nercous system and , in moderate dosages, releives pain, and produces sleep. Most narcotics are habit-forming
Pharmacopeia authorized publication on drugs and their preparations. Generally refers to a book containing formulas and information that provides a standard for preparation and dispensation of drugs
practitioner one who has met the professional and legal requirements of a certian occupation or profession
prescriber to order or recommend the use of a drug, diet, or other form of therapy
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