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Chapter 2

Just terms

prescriptions drugs required a physician's order to dispense certain medication
over the counter medications that did not require a prescription
controlled substance Medication with t he potential to be misused or abused
narcotics controlled substance that depresses the central nervous system for pain control and has the potential to become habit forming
Pharmacogenetics the study of generic factors in predicting a medication's action and how it could vary from its intended response
Pharmacogenomics general study of all genes and genetic technology
generic official name in lowercase letters
manufacture's name displayed on the label to advertise the company
Dosage strength This number on the label refers to dosage weight or amount of the medication in a specific unit of measurement.
Form identifies the composition of the medication
Supply dosage dosage strength and medication form
dosage concentration
Total volume full quantity contained in bottle/fluid volume
Administration route meth
medication route method of medication delivery to the patient or body site
lot or control numbers requires that all medication packages be identified with a lot or control number
Bar code symbols document medication dosing for record keeping
National Drug code every prescription medication have an identifying number
Facts and Comparisons prescription and over the counter medications and comparison charts and tables
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