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Process by which a drug is taken into the body and moves from the site of administration into the blood.
Undesired, potentially harmful side effects of drugs.
Drug molecule that binds to a receptor and causes a response.
Drug that binds to specific receptor sites and prevents other medications from binding to these same sites, reversing or not allowing them to have an effect.
The extent to which an administered amount of a drug reaches the site of action and is available to produce its effects.
Concepts of genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology.
Process of changing the chemical composition of a drug from lipid-soluble molecules into water-soluble molecules that can be more easily excreted; usually takes place in the liver; also known as drug metabolism.
Entire dose of medication given all at once
Condition when the use of a given medication should be avoided.
Process in which the circulatory system transports a drug throughout the body and drug molecules eventually diffuse out of the bloodstream to the site of action
Time between onset and disappearance of drug effects
Medication contained in a mixture of water and oil bound together with an emulsifier.
Pertaining to the intestinal tract.
Process of elimination of drug molecules from the body; usually by the urinary system.
Allergic response resulting from previous exposure to the drug or a similar drug; a type of adverse effect to a drug.
Rare and unpredictable adverse effects of some drugs on individuals in which the mechanism of the effect may not be known or clearly understood
Reason a medication is used to treat a condition.
Medication acts at the site of application.
Time between administration of a drug and the first appearance of effects.
Pertaining to any drug administration route other than the intestinal tract.
Study of how drug actions affect the body.
Study of how the body processes drugs
Plasma protein binding
Process in which some drug molecules attach to proteins (albumins and globulins) contained in blood plasma.
Mixing a powder with a liquid to form a solution.
Predictable but unintended effect of a drug.
Characteristic indicating how easily a drug can be dissolved in a fluid.
Mixture of drug particles fully dissolved in a liquid.
Mixture of undissolved drug particles floating in a liquid.
Drug that enhances the effect of another drug
Medication acts throughout the body.
Pertaining to a surface; drug administration route applied to the skin or a mucous membrane–lined cavity.
Medication with the potential to be misused or abused, controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and given a classification/schedule.
Term for a controlled substance that depresses the central nervous system for pain control and has the potential to become habit-forming.
Drug Enforcement Administration, part of the Department of Justice, established to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.
Food and Drug Administration. Agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that regulates the pharmaceutical industry.
The Joint Commission
Organization that evaluates and accredits health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Term used for over-the-counter medication that does not require a prescription.
Physicians’ Desk Reference. Reference that provides information on medications used in medical and surgical practice.
United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary. Two different official national lists of approved medications.