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Pharmacology Terms

Key Terms

TermDefinition
Analgesics are drugs that reduce the perception of pain without loss of other sensations.
Anthelmintic general term used to describe compounds that kill various types of internal parasites (helminths, or worms).
Antibiotic is often used to interchangeably with the term antimicrobial.
Anticonvulsants drugs used to control seizures.
Anti-inflammatory Drugs drugs that relieve pain or discomfort by blocking or reducing the inflammatory process.
Antiemetics are drugs that prevent or decrease vomiting.
Antimicrobial drugs that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms or microbes, such as bacteria, protozoa, viruses, or fungi.
Antiseptics chemical agent that kills or prevents the growth of microorganisms on living tissue.
Bactericidal kills bacteria
Bacteriostatic inhibits bacterial replication
Bronchodilator drug that inhibits bronchoconstriction
Continuous Rate Infusion (CRI) drugs that are given over long periods of time, ranging from hours to days.
Controlled Substance is defined by law as a substance with potential for physical addiction, psychological addiction, and/ or abuse.
Corticosteroid (cortisone) a glucocorticoid
Disinfection The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins; the destruction of vegetative forms of bacteria on inanimate or nonliving objects; may not necessarily include spores or spore-forming bacteria
Decongestant a pharmacologic agent that reduces congestion of mucous membranes.
Diuretic
Dose
Elixir
Emetics
Enteric-coated Tablets
Expectorants
Fungicidal
Metric System
Neuroleptanalgesia
NSAIDs
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