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Chapter 30/31

Absorption Process by which the body takes in or receives (absorbs) a drug
Distribution Action by which a drug is released throughout the body
Dosage Amount of drug to be administered in a specific time, often according to body weight
Dose A specified quantity of a drug or medicine
Drug A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease
Ethical drug A drug that requires a prescription
Excretion Action by which a drug leaves the body
Generic Drug sold without a brand name or trademark
Inscription The name and quantity of a drug listed on the prescription
Patent Medicine Drug that can be obtained without a prescription (aka over the counter drug)
Pharmacology A branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and actions of the drugs
Prescription A written order for a specific drug
Prophylaxis Administration of drugs to prevent disease or protect a patient
Signature Instructions on a prescription explaining how to take a specific medicine
Superscription The patient's name, address, date, and RX symbol on a prescription
Systemic Referring to a drug that affects a specific system (or multiple systems) of the body
Acute Referring to a condition with a rapid onset
Angina Chest pain caused by inadequate oxygen to the heart
Aspiration The act of inhaling or ingesting, as of a foreign object
Asthma A respiratory disease often associated with allergies and characterized by sudden recurring attacks of laboured breathing, chest constriction, and coughing
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation A planned action for restoring consciousness or life
Convulsion An involuntary muscular contraction
Hypersensitivity State of being excessively sensitive to a substance, often with allergic reactions
Hyperventilation Abnormally fast or deep breathing
Syncope Loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
Created by: ashleyi