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pt terminology wk 2 agina,compound, oral

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Angina   Condition characterized by the attack of chest pain caused by an insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart  
Anti-convulsant   Refers to a substance that stops brain nerve firing to suppress convulsive seizures.  
Anti-neoplastic   Substances that are used to kill cancer cells  
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)   Is a mental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of attention, concentration, activity distractibility, and impulsivity.  
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)   Is a mental disorder characterized by constant impulsive behavior, difficulty in concentration, and hyperactivity that decreases social, academic, or occupational functioning.  
Bronchodilator   Is a substance that relaxes the bronchial smooth muscle in the respiratory system.  
Compound   Refers to substances made from a combination of two or more substances.  
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)   Is a potentially fatal condition of the cardiovascular system wherein the heart has lost it's ability to pump blood in and out.  
Cream   Is a dosage form of a medication that is a semisolid preparation, usually applied externally to soothe, lubricate, or protect.  
Diagnosis   Is a process by which a health care professional (doctor, nurse, or technician) determines the patient's condition or disease, following test and examinations.  
Distribution   Is the process following absorption by which a drug is passed to the cells of various organs.  
Excretion   Is the process by which the body eliminates wastes after metabolism and distribution.  
Indication   Refers to the use of a drug for treating a particular disease (insulin is used to treat diabetes)  
Intradermal   The administration of a medication by injection into the skin.  
Intramuscular   The administration of a medication within or into a muscle  
Intranasal   Medications administered through being inhaled trough the nose and then being absorbed into the bloodstream.  
Intravenous   The administration of a medication within or into the veins.  
Local   Refers to a small area or single part of the body (local anesthetic)  
Narcotic   Is a drug that potentially highly abused as a pain reliever, causing dependency and tolerance.  
Nausea   Is a felling of sickness to the stomach, usually accompanied by the urge to vomit.  
Ointment   Is a semisolid (mixture of a liquid and solid) dosage form that is applied externally to deliver medication, lubricate, and protect.  
Opthalmic   The administration of medication through the eyes.  
Oral   The administration of the medication trough the mouth.  
Patch   Is a dosage form in which the medication is delivered through a solid application applied to the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream.  
Pharmacology   Is the study of drugs and their effects on the body.  
Rectally   The administration of a solid or liquid medication given trough the rectum.  
Sedative   Relieves anxiety and tension; calms and relaxes.  
Side Effects   Are predicted, unwanted reactions to a substances or combination of substances.  
Spams   Is an involuntary muscle contraction.  
Subcuntaneous   The administration of a medication given under the skin.  
Sub-lingual Tablet   A tablet that is dissolved under the tongue instead of being swallowed whole.  
Suppository   Denotes the administration through the vagina or rectum of a solid medication.  
Suspension   Is a liquid dosage form in which the solid particles are not completely dissolved.  
Syrup   Is a liquid that consists of a water and sugar mixed with the medication.  
Tablet   Is a solid dosage form in which the ingredients are compacted into a small, formed shapes.  
Topical   A substance used externally for relief of swelling, itching, or infections.  
Transdermal   Administration of a medication through the skin (patches)  
Vaginally   Administration of a solid or liquid medication through the vagina.  
Vasodilator   Is a substance that causes the blood vessels to widen.  
Virus   Is a very small infectious organism that requires a living cell to reproduce.  


   


 
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