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Terminology #1

Antibiotic Is a substance that is used to kill or stop the growth of bacteria in the body.
Antiviral Refers to a drug that fights viral infections in the body.
Absorption Is the time it takes for a drug to work after the drug passaes from the intestines into the bloodstream.
Active ingredient Is the chemical found in the medication known or believed to have a therapeutic effect.
Acute Refers to a disease or illness with a sudden onset and a short duration.
Adverse Reaction Denotes an unwanted or unexpected side effect or reaction to a medication; it may also result from an interaction among two or more medications.
Allergy Is a sensitivity of the immune system to a chemical or drug; an allergy causes symptoms ranging from rashes to more severe symptoms such as irregular breathing.
Analgesic Refers to a substance used to relieve acute chronic pain.
Antianxiety Describes substance that reduce or relieve anxiety.
Antibody Is a protien produced by the immune system to respond to foreign substances in the body.
Anticoagulant Refers to a substance that stops blood clotting (also known as a blood thinner).
Antidepressant Is a substance that helps to maintain proper hormone balance levels to decrease depressive moods.
Antidiarrheal Relieves and decreases G.I. activity that produces diarrhea.
Antifungal Refers to a substance that kills fungus growing in or on the body.
Antihistamine Refers to a substance that stops the effect of histamine release that causes sneezing, watery eyes, and congestion.
Anti-hypertensive Substance that work to lower blood pressure.
Anti-inflammatory Substance that reduces and relieve inflammation
Antipyretic Refers to a substance that relieves and lowers a high fever.
Antitussive Relieves a severe cough.
Arthritis Is a condition characterized by inflammation in the joints.
Asthma Is a condition that affects a patient's breathing by restricting the airways and oxygen supply due to inflammation, swelling, and irritation.
Bronchitis Is a medical condition characterized by an acute inflammtion of the bronchial tubes in the lungs.
Buccal Tablet A tablet that is dissolved in the lining of the cheek insteat of being swallowed whole.
Capsule Is a solid dosage form of a medication usually made of gelatin, which holds fine particles of a solid or liquid particle.
Cardiovascular Disease Refers to condition of the heart and circulation system.
Chewable Tablet Tablet ate chewed instead of swallowed whole.
Chronic Refers to a disease or illness that has a long duration(i,e. lifetime)
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