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Pharm Lesson 5

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Antioxidants Agents that prevent or inhibit oxidation or cell destruction in damaged or aging tissues-A compound that fights against the destructive effects of free radical formation
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) A system of nutrition recommendations from the Institutes of Medicine from the US National Academy of Sciences
Deficiency Lacking adequate amount
Electrolytes Minerals dissolved in the body fluids
Fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K
Herbs Any product intended for ingestion as a supplement to the diet
Hyperkalemia Abnormally high potassium in the blood can lead to cardiac arrhythmias
Minerals Chemical elements occurring in nature and in body fluids
Overdose A higher than normal amount sufficient to cause toxicity
Supplement Any product intended for ingestion as an addition to the diet
Symptoms of overdose Symptoms caused by a higher than normal amount of drugs sufficient to cause toxicity
Toxicity Condition resulting from exposure to a poison or a dangerous amount of a drug
U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances (U.S. RDAs) Vitamins and minerals necessary for the maintenance of good nutrition in the average healthy adult under normal living conditions in the United States
Water-soluble B-complex vitamins and vitamin C
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