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TermDefinition
Absorption how a drug is taken into the body and how it moves from administration site into the blood
Adverse Effect undesired effects of drugs
Agonist drugs that bind to a receptor and cause a response that is specific to that receptor
Antagonist drugs that bind to a receptor and prevent a response
Bioavailability this involves the degree in which the drug reaches the site of action
Biotransformation the chemical composition of a drug is changed
Bolus act of when a drug is given all at once
contraindication reasons against giving a drug
Distribution how the drug is distributed throughout the body
Duration the time between onset and when the drug does not have affects on the body or disappears
Emulsion a mixture of water and oil
Enteral the medication that is given is taken into the gastrointestinal tract
Excretion this is how drugs are eliminated in the body
Hypersensitivity adverse effect due to the previous exposure to the drug
Idiosyncratic effect this is adverse effect as well, these are rare and have unpredictable reactions
Indication reason for giving medication
Local effect this is when the medication works at the site of application
onset amount of time it takes for a drug to affect the body
Parenteral this is a route of medication, involves subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous
Pharmacodynamics study of how the action of the drug affects the body
Pharmacokinetics study of how the body processes the drug
Plasma Protein binding the drug molecule binds to the protein in the plasma
Reconstituted another word for dissolved
Side effect this is a unwanted effect of the drug but is usually predictable
Solubility how its dissolved or the ability of it to dissolve
Solution a mixture of drug particles that are fully dissolved in a liquid medium
Suspension this is when the solid undissolved particles float in the liquid
synergist drug that enhances the affect of another drug
Systemic effect type of medication that goes throughout the body
Topical area in which medication is applied, they are applied to the surface of skin or mucous membrane
Controlled Substances drugs that are highly abused and have dependence potential, there is five classes
Narcotics drug that affects mood or behavior, this is a controlled substance
DEA drug enforcement administration
FDA U.S. food and drug administration
the joint commission evaluates and accredits health care organizations and programs in the united states
OTC over the counter
PDR physicians desk reference, this is used to provide information about medications
USP-NF United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary, this is a medication list that is recognized by the government
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