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Action a drug's chemical effects on body cells
Administration how a drug is given
Adverse reaction an unintended and undesirable effect of a drug
Brand name licensed name under which under which a drug prepared by a specific manufacturer is sold. Also known as proprietary or trade name.
Chemical name name that describes the chemical structure of a compound
Contraindications conditions in which the use of a certain drug is dangerous or ill-advised
Controlled substances potentially dangerous or habit-forming drugs regulated by the Controlled Substances Act
Controlled Substances Act of 1990 law that regulates manufacturing and distribution of controlled substances ; Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act
Diagnostic drugs drugs used to diagnose disease
Drugs chemical substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease; also known as medication
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the only legal U.S. drug enforcement agency since 1973
Food and Drug Administration enforcement agency for the FDCA
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act law that mandates all drug manufacturers test their drugs for harmful effects and that drug labels must be complete
Generic name nonproprietary name assigned to a drug by the manufacturer
Legend drugs prescription drugs
Nonproprietary name generic name of a drug
Official name same as the generic name; as it appears in the official reference of the United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary
Over-the counter drugs (OTC) available without a prescription
Palliative drugs used to improve quality of life but not to cure or treat a condition
Pharmacokenetics absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs
Pharmacology study of drugs
Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) widely used drug reference book that gives information about the drug products of major pharmaceutical companies
Precautions warnings to use care when giving drugs under certain conditions
Prescription drugs drugs that can be dispensed only with a physician's order or the order of another designated healthcare provider such as a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant
Proprietary name brand name of a drug
Side effects desirable and undesirable drug effects apart from the primary purpose of giving the drug
Synthetic drugs drugs created in the laboratory from various chemicals
Therapeutic effect desired or predicted physiological response caused by a drug
United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary (USP/NF) official book listing standardized drugs
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