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Chapter 6 Key Terms

Anhydrous Without water
Synthetic Drugs that are not naturally occurring; produced in a laboratory
Semisynthetic A naturally occurring compound that has been chemically altered
Synthesized Produced in a laboratory to imitate a naturally occurring compound
Nomenclature Set of names; way of naming
HMO (health maintenance organization) A type of health care/ insurance plan
Formulary A listing of drugs approved for use or reimbursement
Oleaginous Continuing oil; having oil like properties
Emollient Softening and soothing to the skin
Hydrophobic Repels water
Emulsion Liquid mixture of water and oil
Occlusive Closing or blocking; refers to a substance that closes or covers a wound and keeps the air from reaching the wound.
Homogenous Having all the same qualities within a group
Viscous Thick; almost jelly-like
Aromatic Having a strong or fragrant smell(aroma)
Volatile Evaporates rapidly
(ROA) route of administration How a drug is introduced into or on the body.
Dosage form The actual form of the drug(tablet, capsule, suppository, solution, etc)
Aqueous Containing water
Created by: Bnatt



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