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TermDefinition
Absorption Amount of meds that enter the bloodstream or systemic circulation
Accreditation Vouching for compliance with established criteria
Ambulatory Pharmacy Generally located within, or in close proximity to a clinic, hospital, or med center.
Automated Dispensing Tech E Storage cabinets or robotics that secure meds and dispense them as needed
Automated Med Dispensing Device Drug storage device or cabinet that contains an inventory of medication that are electronically dispensed so they may be administered in a controlled manner.
Brand-name Drug under patent and can only be made by said patent holder
Buccal Solid medication dosage placed between the cheek and gum so that it can enter the bloodstream through the cheek.
Centralized Dispensing Automation Tech that assists in drug selection and dispensing of drug products located in a central location.
Centralized Pharmacy Provides services from one location (usually centrally located)
Certification Voluntary process where a non-gov't agency grants recognition based on criteria met.
Chain Pharmacy Corporately owned pharmacies that share a name and carry similarly branded OTC's
Community Pharmacy Stand-alone pharmacy in a community that provides ambulatory meds
Controlled Substance Drugs whose very existence is controlled by the Federal Controlled Substances Act and by state laws
Decentralized Pharmacy Provides meds near patient areas. Often supported by a central pharmacy.
Dispensing Preparing a med in accordance with the prescription
Drug Distribution Services Distribution system beginning when meds are received and ending when its handed off to a patient.
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency; the people who back up controlled and illegal substance laws
Expectorate Cough up or spit
Generic Drug no longer under patent and that can be massed produced by different manufacturers.
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Federal laws that protect a patients information
Inhalant Fine powder or solution meant to enter the blood through the respiratory tract.
Intracardiac Injected directly into heart muscle
Intradermal Injected directly into the top layers of skin
Intramuscular Injected into muscle to get absorbed into the bloodstream
Intraperitoneal Injected into the abdominal cavity
Intrapleural Injected into the sac that surrounds the lungs
Intrathecal Injected into cerebral spinal fluid
Intravenous Injected directly into a vein
Legend drug Rx only
Licensure Process where the gov't grants permission to an individual to practice in their desired field
Lozenge Candy that contains the meds within, and is released as it is sucked
Mail-order Pharmacy Warehouse-like pharmacy where pharmacists and techs prepare meds and send them out by mail.
MAR Medication Administration Record; part of medical records that document the time and date that a patient received their meds
Medication order A written, electronic, telephone, or verbal request for a patient med in an in-patient setting.
NDC Number National Drug Code; Unique number that denotes a specific drug's strength and package size for ID purposes.
Ointment Semi-solid med dose applied to the skin or mucous membranes that lubricates and softens or is used as a base of drug delivery
OTC Over-the-Counter
Package Insert Info sheet included with a drug that provides the drug's basic info.
Parenteral Route of med administration that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract.
Par-level System Inventory management system where drugs' minimum and maximum quantities need to be maintained.
Patient Counseling Educating a patient about there medication(s) that they're taking.
Pharmacist Health care professional licensed by the state to practice pharmacy and further the science of pharmacology.
Pharmacy Satellite Physical space in or near a patient care area that can provide a variety of distributive and clinical services.
Practice of Pharmacy A science regulated by each state through laws and regulations.
Prescription Written or verbal authorization, by an authorized prescriber, for the use of a particular pharmaceutical agent.
1* Prescription Label Label affixed to a dispensed drug product, that contains legally required info.
Professional Practitioner of a vocation that requires specialized training.
Professionalism Actively behaving like a professional
Registration Process of making a list or being enrolled in an existed list.
STAT Immediately
Subcutaneous Just under the skin
Subgingival Administered in the space between the tooth and gum
Sublingual Under the tongue
Technician Individual skilled in the practical or mechanical aspects of a profession.
Tropical Applied to the skin, mucous membranes, or other external parts.
Transdermal Through the skin
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