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Pharmacy Procedures

TermDefinition
tragus opening of the ear canal structure
aural pertaining to the ears
topical drug administered to the skin
balling gun device with a long handle and a plunger at the base. Used to administer oral medication to large animals
scheduled drug prescription drug that has the potential for abuse. Controlled substance.
controlled substance prescription drug that has the potential for abuse. Scheduled drug.
prescription label label that give administration directions and medication identification
Controlled Substance license given by the DEA to allow a vet to prescribe controlled drugs
prescription (RX) type , amount, and directions for use of medication prepared by the vet
controlled substance log written entry required for every controlled substance used or dispensed
pinna ear flap
dram measurement size of vials or bottles
pill counting tray tool used to count out tablets or capsules
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) government agency that sets regulations and guidelines for ordering, storing, and dispensing controlled drugs
pharmacy area where medication are stored and prepared
ear mites microscopic parasites that live in the ear canal
pet piller device that helps administer oral medication to small animals
efficacy strength of the drug
hematoma the rupture of a blood vessel causing a fluid filled pocket of blood
over-the- counter drugs drugs that do not require a prescription
BID twice per day
disp dispense
od right eye
os left eye
ou both eyes
PO by mouth
prn as needed
q every
q4h every 4 hours
q8h every 8 hours
qd every day
SID once per day
TID three times per day
QID four times per day
QOD every other day
STAT immediately
kg kilogram
g gram
mg milligram
pound lb
grain gr
oz ounce
L liter
mL milliliter
dl deciliter
cc cubic centimeter
TBL or Tbsp tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
gal gallon
qt quart
pt pint
c cup
fl oz fluid ounce
emetics cause vomiting
antiemetics stop vomiting
antidiarrheal agents lessen diarrhea
cathartics increase bowels or loosen stools
Antacids stop stomach acid
diuretics increase urine production
antibiotics kill/stop the growth of bacteria
anti-inflamatories reduce inflammation/swelling
analgesics relieve pain
anesthetics numbing drug
anticonvulsants stop seizures
stimulants excites activity of an organ
tranquilizers sedates/calms anxious patients
solid tablets, gel capsules and coated tablets
solution drug that is dissolved in a liquid and will not settle if left sitting (syrups and elixirs)
suspension drug that is suspended but not dissolved in the liquid. Particles will settle and must be shaken before administered.
extract agent composed of prepared plant/animal parts rather than manufactured chemicals
topical drugs applied to the surface of the skin (lotions and liniments)
semisolid drugs that are semisolid at room temp. and applied to the skin (ointments and pastes)
injectable drugs that are administered via needle and syringe
IV injected into the vein
IM injected into the muscle
SQ subcutaneous - injected into the skin
Oral given by mouth for digestive absorbtion
Inhalation administered by aerosol, mist or gas for respiratory absorption
CI drug classification no medical value drug: highest restrictions
C-II drug classification highly addictive drug
C-III drug classifications some potential for abuse
C-IV drug classification low potential for abuse
C-V drug classification subject to state/local regulation. Low abuse
Created by: jkramb