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Pharmacology study guide

Pharmacology The study of drugs and their origin, nature, properties, and effects on living organisms
Drug Classification Pain Relief Fever Reducer Reduce Inflammation Anticoagulant
Generic Name Reflects the chemical name, but in shorter form
Brand Name The name the manufacturer uses to market the drug
Indications The reason for administrating a medication or performing a treatment
Contra-Indications A factor that prevents the use of a medication or treatment
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 a medication
Side Effects Effects that are not desired and that occur in addition to the desired effects
Body Systems Skeletal, Muscular, Circulatory, Digestive, Urinary, Respiratory, Endocrine, Lymphatic, Reproductive, Nervous
Drugs The chemical substances that cause changes, physical and emotional in an individual
Medicine A drug used to prevent treat, or cure an illness or pain
Who decides if the drugs are safe to use? Food and Drug Administration
Analgesics Relieve Pain
Antihistamines Help allergies
Antibiotics Kill Bacteria
Antacids Relieve heartburn
Sublingual Under the tongue
Oral The drug is swallowed and absorbed through the stomach and intestinal tract
Inhalation A gas or aerosol inhaled by the patient
Injection The drug is injected into a muscle mass
Tablets Compressed powder shaped into a disk
cap- Capsule
elix- Elixer
gtt- drop
supp- suppository
susp- suspension
tab- tablet
IM- Intramuscular
IV- Intravenous
PO- Oral
R- Rectal
Subq- Subcutaneous
Created by: HS1-1



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