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Absorption   the amount of medication that enters the bloodstream, or systemic circulation  
Accreditation-   the process of granting recognition or vouching for compliance with established criteria( usually refers to recognition of an institution or program)  
Ambulatory pharmacy   pharmacy generally located within,or in close proximity to a clinic, hospital or medical center that provides medication services to ambulatory patients.  
Automated dispensing technology   a drug store device or cabinet that contains an inventory of medications that are electronically dispensed so they may be administered to patients in a controlled manner.  
Bioavailability   the percentage of an administered dose of a medication that reaches the blood stream.  
Brand-name drug   a drug that is covered by patent and therefore only available from a single manufacturer.  
Buccal   solid medication dosage from that is placed in the pocket between cheek and gum and absorded through the check into the blood stream.  
Centralized dispensing automation-   technology that assists in the selection and dispensing of drug products that are located in the central location, such as the pharmacy, and that can include robotics and carousels that use bar code scanning to select and label drug products for patients  
Centralized pharmacy   pharmancy services that are provided from one location9usally centrally located) in thwe hospital. pharmecy personnel,resources, and functions primarily reside within self- contained location  
certification   a voluntary process by which a nongovermental agency or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualification specefied by that agencyor association.  
Health insurance portability and accountability act(HIPAA)   federal legislation enacted to establish guidelines for the protection of patients private health information.  
Inhalant   a fine powder or solution of a drug delivered as a mist through the mouth into respiratory tract.  
Intracardiac   injected directly into the heart muscle  
Intradermal   injectedinto top layers of the skin  
intramuscular   injected directly into a large muscle mass, such as the upper arm ,thigh,or buttock,and absorbed from the muscle tissue into blood stream.  
intraperitoneal   administered into the pleural space, which is the sac thatsurronds the lungs  
Intraplerual   administered into the pleural space which is the sac that surronds the lungs  
Intrathecal   injected into the space around the spinal cord  
Intravenous   injected directly into the vien and therefore imrdiately available to act in the body.  
Legend drug   drug that is required by federal law to be dispensedby prescription only.it is older termfor drugs that are now identified as rx only.  
Licensure   process by which an agency of the govemeny  
lozenge   a hard disk-shaped solid medication dosage from that contains medication in a sugar based, which is released as the lozenge held in the mouth and sucked  
mail-order pharmacy   pharmacy that functions like a warehouse, with pharmacist and technicians who dispense prescriptions that are mailed to not pick up by patients  
medication order   written electronic telephone or verbal request for a patient medication in an inpatient setting  
national drug code (ndc) number   a unique number assigned to each drug strength and package size for the purpose of identification  
ointment   semisolid medication dosage form,applied to the skin or mucous membranes which lubricates and softenor is used as a base for drug delivery  
patient counseling   act of educating a patient by a pharmacist regarding the proper use of a prescribed drug at the time of dispensing  
pharmacist   healthcare proffesional license by the state to engage in the practice of pharmacy  
pharmacy stallite   physical space located in or near a patient care area that can provide a variety of distributive and clinical services.  
practice of pharmacy   practice pharmacy is regulated by the state through its pharmacy laws and regulations .  
prescriptions   written or verbal authorazitation by an authorized prescriber for use of a particular pharmetical agent for the use of individual patient.  
primary prescription label   label, affixed to dispensed drug product that xontains legally required infomation, including pharmacy name and adress etc  
proffesional   person who practice an occupation or vocation that requires advanced specialized training  
professionalism   activeley demostrating the attitudes qualities and behavior of a professional w hile performing the duties of a professional of one's profession  
registration   process of making a list or being nrolled in an exising list  
stat   abrrevation of latin word statim meaning immediately =.  
subcutaneous   deposited in the tissue just under the skin  
subgingibal   administred via the subgingival space which is the space between the tooth and gum  
sublingual   placed under the tongue where it is solved and is absorbed into the blood stream  
teechnician   individual skilled in a practiccal in the practical or mehnical aspect  
toopical   applied to skin mucous membranes or other external parts of th ebody such as fingernails toe nails and hair  
transdermal   through the skin ; percutaneous  


   






 
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