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Chapter 9 Clinical

Chapt 9 Pharmacology-Medication Admin

Chemical Name Official pharmaceutical name based on its chemical composition
Contraindication A reason or condition where a drug should not be given ex pregnancy
Drug A term for a substance use to treat or prevent disease; in the medical office, synonymous with the term medication
Generic (Nonproprietary) Name Never capitalized;Pharmaceutical name for a medication, often shortened chemical name,
OTC - Over The Counter Medications Nonprescription medications that can be purchased anywhere without a physicians prescription
Pharmacology The study of drugs and their effects on the human body
Side Effect effect other than the therapeutic effect
Sympathomimetic Drugs that mimic the sympathetic nervous system
Therapeutic Effect The desired or intended effect
Toxic Effect Potential harmful or life-threatening effect
Trade(Brand Proprietary)Brand = FIRST LETTER ALWAYS CAPITALIZED Name registered by a manufactuer for use only by that manufacturer;
Controlled Substance Drugs that have a potential for being addictive or abused
CSA Federal Controlled Substance Act
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
OTC Over-the-counter
PDR Physician's Desk Reference
USP-NF U.S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary
Created by: spoon6464