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Adverse reaction An unintended and indesirable effect produced by a drug.
Allergen A substance that is capable of causing an allergic reaction.
Allergy An abnormal hypersensitivity of the body to substance that are ordinarily harmless.
Ampule A small sealed glass container that holds a single dose of medicine.
Anaphylactic reaction A serious allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment.
Autoimmune disease A condition in which the body's system produces antibodies that attack the body's own cells.The cause is unknown.
Chemotherapy The use of chemicals to treat disease. chemotherapy is most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antineoplastic medication.
Controlled drug A drug that has restrictions placed on it by the federal government because of its potential for abuse.
Conversion changing from one system of measurement to another.
Cubic centimeter The amount of space occupied by 1 millimeter (1 ml = 1 cc)
DEA number A registration number assigned to physicians by the drug enforcement administration for prescribing or dispensing controlled drug.
Dose The quantity of a drug to be adminhistered at one time.
Drug A chemical used for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease.
Enternal 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 antibodies.
Induration An area of hardend tissue.
Infusion The administration of fluids, medication, or nutrients into a 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 dosage.
Intradermal injection Introduction of medication into the dermal layer of the skin.
Intramuscular injection Introduction of medication into the dermal layer of skin.
Intravenous (IV) therapy The administration of a liquid agent directly into a patint's vein, where it is distributed throughout the body via the circulatory system.
Oral administration Administration of medication by mouth.
Parenteral Administration of medication by injection.
Pharmocology The study of drugs.
Prescription A physician's order authorizing the despensing of a drug by a pharmasist.
Signatura The part of the 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 tounge, where it dissolves and is absorbed through the mucous membrane.
Subscription The part of a prescription that gives direction to the pharmacist and usually designates the number of doses to be dispenced.
Superscription The part of the prescription consisting of the symbol Rx (from the latin 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 hold medication.
Wheal A small raised area of the skin.
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