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Pharm Term Ch 1 Quiz


Black Box warning information printed on a drug package to alert purchasers to potential problems with the drug
chemical name a name that describes a drug's chemical composition in detail
clinical trial a drug testing on humans, used to determine drug safety and efficacy
drug a medicinal substance or remedy used to change the way a living organism functions; also called medication
legend drug a drug that may be sold only by prescription and must be labeled "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription" or "Rx only"
over-the-counter (OTC) a drug that may be sold without a prescription
patent a government grant that gives a drug company the exclusive right to manufacture a drug for a certain number of years
pharmacist one who is licensed to prepare and sell or dispense drugs and compounds and to fill prescriptions
pharmacology the science of drugs and their interactions with the systems of living animals
pharmacopoeia an official listing of medicinal preparations
pharmacy technician an individual working in a pharmacy who, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assists in activities not requiring the professional judgment of a pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) a national organization that develops pharmacy technician standardsnand serves as a credentialing agency for pharmacy technicians
pharmakon a greek word meaning a magic spell, remedy,or poison that was used in early records to represent the concept of a drug
placebo an inactive substance with no treatment value
therapeutic drug a drug that relieves symptons of a disease
Created by: Stephanie.Sloas