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Absorption The process or action by which one thing absorbs or is absorbed by another
Adverse effect A harmful or abnormal result
Agonist A substance that initiates a physiological response when combined with a receptor
Bioavailability The degree to which a drug or other substance becomes available to the target tissue after administration
Biotechnology Use of a living system and organisms to develop products
Biotransformation The series of chemical alterations of a compound occurring within the body, as by enzymatic activity
Bolus The administration of a drug, medication or other substance in the form of a single, large dose
Contraindication Is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment
Distribution Used to formulate solutions
Duration The measure of a continuance of any object or event within time
Emulsion Solid to seperation
Enteral Relating to, existing on, or connected with the outside or an outer part: exterior
Excretion The act or process of discharging waste matter from the blood, tissues or organs
Hypersensitivity Highly or excessively sensitive
Idiosyncratic effect Uncommon response to a drug because of a genetic predisposition
Indication Something that serves to indicate: a sign
Local effect The impact of a therapeutic agent on a specific tissues rather then on the whole body
Onset The beginning or start of something
Parenteral Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection
Pharmacodynamics The study of the action or effects of drugs on living organisms
Pharmacokinetics The study of the process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated by the body
Plasma protein binding A drugs efficiency may be affected by the degree to which it binds to the proteins within the blogs plasma
Reconstituted Taking smaller pieces of materials and binding them together to form a larger material item
Side effect A result produced by an action
Solubility The quality of being soluble
Solution A liquid preparation of one or more soluble chemical substances, which are usually dissolved in water
Suspension Temporary cessation, as of pain or a vital process
Synergist Pertaining to synergism, Also, denoting a synergist
Systemic effect Side effects from taking a medication
Topical Surface area
Controlled substances Physical material that has form and weight
Narcotics Natural opioid drugs derived from the Asian poppy Palaver somniferous or semi-synthetic or synthetic substitutes for these drugs
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
FDA Food and Drug Administration
The Joint Commission Private nongovernmental agency that establishes guidelines for the operation of hospitals and other health care facilities. Also, conduct programs and surveys.
OTC Over the Counter
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
USP-NF United States Pharmacopeia- National Formulary
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