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TermDefinition
Therapeutic Classification Effect or Action
Analgesic Relieves Pain
Antidepressant Elevate Mood
Antitussive Temporarily Suppresses a cough
Antihypertensive Increases arterial blood vessels to control blood pressure
Anti-inflammatory Relieves irritation and swelling of tissue
Antibiotic Treats bacterial invasion and infection
Antineoplastic Slows tumor growth of and destroy malignant cells
Antihistamine Provides relief from allergies
antipsychotics Treatment of psychosis
Antiemetic Prevents and relieves Nausea and vomiting
Antitussive/Expectorant Relieve cough, loosens and helps expel thick mucus secretions
Antiviral Inhibits viral growth
Bronchodilators Treat asthma by dilation the bronchi
Cardiotonics Increases the force of the myocardium
Cholinergic Blockers Affects the autonomic nervous system
cholinergic Mimics activity of the parasympathetic nervous system
Contraceptive Prevents conception/ Pregnancy
Decongestant Relieves nasal and Sinus Congestion by reducing swelling of he nasal passages
Diuretics Increases the secretion/ urine out put by the kidneys
Emetics Promotes Vomiting
Histamine H2 Antagonist Inhibits histamine at the H2 receptors of the stomach
hormones (Female) Prevents symptoms of menopause
Hormones (Male) Testosterone therapy to prevent Andropause
Immunologic Agents (Vaccines) Protection and Immunity against disease
Insulin Oral Hypoglycemic Controls of diabetes
Laxatives Increase bowel evacuation
Sedatives and Hypnotics Sedatives relax and calm /hypnotics induce sleep
Stimulant Increase activity of the central nervous system
Thyroid and Antithyorid Increase of decreases the amount of the thyroid hormone produced
Anthelmintic Kills parasitic worms
Antagonism One drug decreases the effect of another drug
Chemical name first name given to any medication in identifies the chemical components of a drug
Contraindication Reason why a medication would not be prescribed
Indication Medication is prescribed for (Usage)
Interaction How two or more drugs work together
Generic Names Name assigned to a drug during research and development
Trade Name Brand Name- Registered by the U.S. patent office. Available for commercial use and distribution
Pharmacodynamics The study of the ways drugs act on the body (actions on specific cells, organs or tissue)
Pharmacokinetics The study of the action of the drug within the body based on the route of administration (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion)
Potentiation One drug prolongs or multiples the effect of another
Synergism two drug working together
Side effect predictable reaction to medications (not allergies)
Schedules Rating system issued by DEA to regulate controlled substance
Anaphylaxis severe allergic reaction up to and including death
Ampule Small glass single dose vial- must be broken at the neck to aspirate medication
Aspiration Pulling back on a plunger to see if blood is in the hub, If blood appears redo injection.
Antacid Drug that reduces acid in the stomach.
Buccal Location between the cheek and gum in the mouth
Diluent Liquid used to reconstitute of decrease the strength of a medication
Vial Multi-dose medication container with a rubber stopper
Transdermal Medication that is applied to the skin by a form of a patch must be applied form the inside/outward
Topical medication that produces a local effect (cream, lotion, sprays, or ointments)
Sublingual under the tongue
Induration Hardened area at and injection site
Gauge Measurement of the diameter of the needle lumen
Mantoux brand name of a PPD or TB intradermal skin test
Side Effect Predicted reactions to medications, not an allergy
Infiltration Leakage of IV fluid into the surrounding skin
Pharmacology Study of drug, origins and effect on living organism
Contraindication Reason why a medication would not be prescribe
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