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TermDefinition
Absorption Noun the process or action by which one thing absorbs or is absorbed by another
Adverse effect Undesired harmful effect
Agonist A chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological response. Agonist causes an action
Antagonist A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary
Bioavailability Or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect
Biotechnology The exploitation of biological processes for industrial or other purposes especially the genetic Munich population of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics hormones Etc
Biotransformation the alteration of a substance, such as a drug, within the body
Bolus A small rounded mass of substance, especially of chewed food at the moment of swallowing a type of large pill used in medicine. A single dose of a drug or other medical preparation given all at once
Contraindication A condition or circumstance that suggest or indicates that a particular technique or drug should not be used in the case in question
Distribution The action of sharing something out among a number of recipients The way in which something is shared Out Among a group or spread over an area
Duration Duration the time during which something continues
Emulsion A fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible
Enteral Involving or passing through the intestine, either naturally via the mouth and esophagus, or through an artificial opening.
Excretion The process of eliminating or expelling waste matter
Hypersensitivity Extreme physical sensitivity to particular substance or conditions
Idiosyncratic effect A reaction to a medication that is unusual and unpredictable, specific to a particular person
Indication A sign or piece of information that indicates something
Local effect The action of a chemical biological or physical agent at the site of contact such as Skin, mucous membranes of eyes, nose, mouth, throat or respiratory or gastrointestinal tract
Onset The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant
Parenteral Body the mouth and alimentary canal.
Pharmacodynamics The branch of pharmacology concerned with the effects of drugs and mechanism of their action
Pharmacokinetics Concerned with the movement of drugs within the body
Plasma protein binding Asians attached to proteins within the blood
Reconstituted Having been formed again
Side effect A secondary, typically undesirable effect of a drug or medical
Solubility The ability to be dissolved, especially in water
Solution A liquid mixture in which the minor component is uniformly distributed within the major component
Suspension Particles are dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid
Synergist A substance, organ, or other agent that participates in an effect of synergy
Systemic effect An adverse effect of a medical treatment that affects the body as a whole, rather than one part
Topical Relating or applied directly to a part of the body
Controlled substance Or other substance that is restricted and controlled completely this means that the manufacturing of this drug or substance as well as its ownership, delivery use, and Disposal, are restricted by the government
Narcotics A drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for non-medical purpose especially an illegal one
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
FDA Food and Drug Administration
The Joint Commission Edit credits people in the healthcare organization and programs
OTC Over the counter
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
USP-NF United States pharmacopeia
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