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Medication terms


absorption The process of medication entering the blood stream or systemic circulation
disintegration The breakdown of medication from its original solid formulation
dissolution The dissolving of medication into solution, usually in the stomach and intestinal track.
bioavailabilty The percentage of and administered dose of medication that reaches the blood stream.
Intra-articular into a joint
Percutaneous/ Transdermal Through the skin
Tinctures alcoholic and hydro-alcoholic solutions whose potency is adjusted so that each mL of tincture contains the equivalent of 100 mg of crude drug
Fluid extracts contain the equivalent of 1,000mg of crude drug
Emulsions Are mixtures of 2 liquids that normally do not mix
Evervescent Tablets contain ingredients that bubble and release the active drug when placed in a liquid
Suspension Mixtures of fine particles of an undissolved solid spread throughout a gas or more commonly a liquid
Mucilages Are thick, viscous, gummy liquids composed of water that contains the sticky, pulpy parts of vegetables.
half-life The time that it takes for 50% of a drug to be eliminated from the body
Durham-Humphrey Amendment The legislation that precisely defined the guidelines for prescription drugs and established two categories of drugs OTC and prescription
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act The legislation that most significantly changed the pharmacists role in pharmacy practice.
Created by: VermontHITEC



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