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Pharmacology Vocab

Ch 13-14

TermDefinition
Aggregation Clumping of blood elements
Antipyretic fever-reducing agent
Pancytopenia reduction in all cellular elements of the blood
Prostaglandins fatty acid derivative that affects the sensitivity of peripheral pain receptors
salicylism adverse reaction to a salicylate characterized by dizziness, impaired hearing, nausea, vomiting, sweating, tachycardia, tachypnea, diarrhea, mental confusion, resp. depression
cyclooxygenase enzyme responsible for prostaglandin synthesis; contributes to the integrity of the stomach lining, pain, and inflammation
dysmenorrhea painful cramping during menstruation
dysuria painful or difficult urination
ecchymosis bruise-like subcutaneous hemorrhage
referred pain pain felt in an area remote from the site of origin, perhaps along the same dermatome
oliguria reduced urine output
phenylketonuria (PKU) genetic birth defect causing the amino acid phenylalanine to build up to toxic levels
polyuria increased urination
purpura excessive skin hemorrhage causing red-purple patches under the skin
somnolence excessive drowsiness or sleepiness
stomatitis inflammation of a cavity opening, such as the oral cavity
Created by: arwensage