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Ch.11:Brittany Benning #1

Adverse Reaction- 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 medication.
Anaphylactic Reaction- A serious allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment.
Autoimmune Disease- A condition in which the body's 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 most often used to refer to the treatment of cancer using antineoplastic medications.
Controlled Drug- A drug that has restrictions placed on it by 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 milliliter (1ml=1cc)
DEA Number- A regulation number assigned to physicians by the Drug Enforcement Administration 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.
Enternal Nutrition- the delivery of nutrients through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract.
Gauge- the diameter of the lumen of the needle used to administer medication.
Hemophilia- an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of a clotting factor needed for proper coagulation of blood.
Immune Globulin- A blood product consisting of pooled human plasma containing antibodies.
Induration- An area of hardened tissue.
Infusion- the administration of fluids, medications, 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 the 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 muscular layer of the body.
Intravenous Therapy(IV)- The administration of a liquid agent directly into a patient'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.
Pharmacology- The study of drugs.
Prescription- A physician's order authorizing the dispensing of a drug by a pharmacist.
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 tongue, where it dissolves and is absorbed through the mucous 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 medication.
Wheal- A small raised area of skin.
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