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ANALGESIC A medication that reduces or eliminates pain. Ie. Tylenol, Advil, Aleve
ANTIBIOTIC A substance that kills or inhibits a microorganism. Ie- penicillin, sulfa
ANTIEMETIC - a drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea. Ie. Phenegran, zofran
ANTIHISTAMINE a drug that decreases the amount of histamine released. Ie. Benadryl, zyrtec
DECONGESTANT - a drug that reduces swelling to alleviate congestion. Ie. Sudafed
LAXATIVE foods, compounds, or drugs that evacuates the bowels. Ie. Magcitrate, ducolox
MINERAL An inorganic substance from the earths crust. Ie- iron, magnesium
NARCOTIC A controlled substance. Ie- opium, morphine
NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG- NSAID Drugs that are non-steroidal and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Ie- ibuprofen, Aleve
STEROID hormone produced by the adrenal gland.
ADVERSE REACTION negative consequences associated with medicine.
ALLERGIC REACTION Hypersensitivity to an allergen. Ie. Dust, mold
ANAPHYLAXIS an allergic reaction that depresses or stops respiratory function
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE a drug with the potential for abuse.
ANTIDOTE a substance which can counteract something else.
DRUG HALF-LIFE the amount of time that it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated from the body.
DRUG ABUSE Using a drug in a way that wasn’t intended by the manufacture
DRUG ADDICTION a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication.
DRUG INTERACTION when one thing affects another
EXACERBATE to make worse
Created by: brandi_moulton