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Bonewit Chapter 11

Administration of Medication and Intravenous Therapy

An unintended and undesirable effect produced by a drug. ADVERSE REACTION
A substance that is capable of causing an allergic reaction. ALLERGEN
An abnormal hypersensitivity of the body to substances that are ordinarily harmless. ALLERGY
A small sealed glass container that holds a single dose of medication. AMPULE
A serious allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment. ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION
A condition in which the body's immune system produces antibodies that attack the body's own cells. The cause is unknown. AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
The use of chemicals to treat disease. Chemotherapy is most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antineoplastic medications. CHEMOTHERAPY
A drug that has restrictions placed on it by the federal government because of its potential for abuse. CONTROLLED DRUG
Changing from one system of measurement to another. CONVERSION
The amount of space occupied by 1 milliliter (1 ml = 1 cc). CUBIC CENTIMETER
A registration number assigned to physicans by the Drug Enforcement Administration for prescribing or dispensing controlled drugs. DEA NUMBER
The quantity of a drug to be administered at one time. DOSE
A chemical used for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease. DRUG
The delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract. ENTERAL NUTRITION
The diameter of the lumen of a needle used to administer medication. GAUGE
An inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of a clotting factor needed for proper coagulation of the blood. HEMOPHILIA
A blood product consisting of pooled human plasma containing antibodies. IMMUNE GLOBULIN
An area of hardened tissue. INDURATION
The administration of fluids, medications, or nutrients into a vein. INFUSION
The administration of medication by way of air or other vapor being drawn into the lungs. INHALATION ADMINISTRATION
The part of a prescription that indicates the name of the drug and the drug dosage. INSCRIPTION
Introduction of medication into the dermal layer of the skin. INTRADERMAL INJECTION
Introduction of medication into the muscular layer of the body. INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
The administration of a liquid agent directly into a patient's vein, where it is distributed throughout the body via the circulatory system. INTRAVENOUS (IV) THERAPY
Administration of medication by injection. PARENTERAL
The study of drugs. PHARMACOLOGY
A physician's order authorizing the dispensing of a drug by a pharmacist. PRESCRIPTION
The part of a prescription that indicates the information to print on the medication label. SIGNATURA
introduction of medication beneath the skin, into the subcutaneous or fatty layer of the body. SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION
Administration of medication by placing it under the tongue, where it dissolves and is absorbed through the mucous membrane. SUBLINGUAL ADMINISTRATION
The part of the prescription that gives directions to the pharmacist and usually designates the number of doses to be dispensed. SUBSCRIPTION
The part of a prescription consisting of the symbol Rx (from the Lation word recipe, meaning "take"). SUPERSCRIPTION
Application of a drug to a particular spot, usually for a local action. TOPICAL ADMINISTRATION
The administration of whole blood or blood products through the intravenous route. TRANSFUSION
A closed glass container with a rubber stopper that holds medication. VIAL
A small raised area of the skin. WHEAL
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