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ch.11 medication


Adverse reation.`` an unintended and undesirable effect produced by a drug.
Allergen. a substance that is capable of causing an allergic reaction..
Allergy . an abnormal hypersensitivity of the body to substances that are ordinarily harmless.
Ampule. a small sealed glass container that holds a single dose of medications.
Anaphylactic reaction. a serious allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment
Autoimmune disease a condition in which the body immune system produces antibodies that attack the body's own cells. the cause is unknown
Chemotherapy the use of chemicals to treat disease. chemotherapy is the most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antineoplastic medications
Controlled drug a drug that has restrictions placed on it by the federal government because of its potential for abuse
Conversions changing from one system of measurement to another
Cubic centimeters the amount of space occupied by 1 milliliter(1ml=1cc)
Dea number a registration number assigned to physicians by the drug enforcement administered for prescribing or dispensing controlled drugs
dose. the quantity of a drug to be administered at one time..
Drug.. a chemical used for the treatment prevention or diagnosis of disease..
Enteral nutrition.. the delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract..
Gauge.. the diameter of the lumen of a needle used to administer medication
Hemophilia an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of a clotting factor needed for proper coagulation of the blood
Immune globulin a blood product consisting of pooled human plasma containing tissue
Induration an area of hardened tissue
Infusion the administration of fluids medications or nutrients into the vein
Inhalation administration the administration of medication by way of air or other vapor being drawn into the lungs
Inscription the part of a prescription that indicates the name of the drug and the drug dose
Intradermal injection introduction of medication into the dermal layer of the skin
intramuscular injection introduction of medication into the muscular layer of the body
Intravenous (IV) therapy the administration of a liquid agent directly into a patient vein where it is distributed throughout the body via the circulatory system.
Oral administration administration of medication by mouth
Parenteral administration of medications by injection
Pharmacology the study of drugs
Prescription a physicians order authorizing the dispensing of a drug by a pharmacist
Signatura the part of a prescription that indicates the information to print on the medication label
Subcutaneous injection introduction of medication beneath the skin into the subcutaneous or fatty layer of the body
Sublingual administration administration of medication by placing it under the tongue where it dissolves and is absorbed through the mucus membrane
Subscription the part of the prescription that gives directions to the pharmacist and usually designates the number of doses to be dispensed
Superscription . the part of the prescription consisting of the symbol Rx (from the Latin word recipe meaning take) .
Topical administration application of a drug to a particular spot usually for a local action
Transfusion the administration of whole blood or blood products through the intravenous route
Vial a closed glass container with a rubber stopper that holds medications
Wheal a small raised area of the skin
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