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Stack pharmacology

the study of drugs and their origin, nature, properties, and effects on living organisms Pharmacology
Each drug can be catergorized under a broad subcategory or subcategories. Classifications
Can drugs fall under more that one classification? yes
How are drugs classified? by thier chemical compostion, how they work, the disease they treat
Generic name? Reflects the chemical name, but shorter
the name the manufacturer uses to market the drug Brand name
Indications the reasons for administering a medicationa factor that prevents the use of a medication or treatment
A factor that prevents the use of a medication or treatment contra-indications
dose The amount of a drug to be administered at one time.
Mechanism of Action How a drug works
Effects The desired results of administration of medication
Side Effects Effects that are not desired and that occur in addition to the desired effects.
The chemical substances that cause changes, physical or emotional, in an individual. Drugs
Medicine is a drug used to prevent, treat, or cure an illness or pain
Effectiveness, safety, and side effects To be a medicine, drugs must have these 3 qualities.
What are the 2 ways to get medicines OTC and RX
What is FDA Food and Drug Administration, they decide if the drugs are safe to use.
What medicine is a diuretic? lasix
Analgesics relieve pain
helps with allergies Antihistamines
Antibiotics Kills bacteria
relieve heartburn Antacids
Under the tongue sublingual
cap capsule
gtt drop
elix elixir
suppository supp
suspension susp
tablet tab
intramuscular IM
intravenous IV
po oral
R rectal
subq subcutaneous
What is the first step to administering medication? Obtain on order
When administering medications you should check the medicine how many times after the initial check? at least 2
What are the "six rights" of medications Right medication, dose, time, route, pt, and documentation
grain gr
drop gtt
dram dr
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
1tsp 5cc
3tsp 1tbsp
15cc 1tbsp
1oz 30cc
8oz or 240cc 1cup
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