White Module Pharmacology

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ANALGESIC

DRUG TO RELIEVE PAIN

ANTIPYRETIC

DRUG TO REDUCE FEVER

ANESTHETIC

DRUG WHICH PRODUCES INSENSIBILITY TO PAIN

ANTIBIOTIC

DRUG WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

ANTITUSSIVE

DRUG THAT SUPPRESSES THE COUGH REFLEX

CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC

USED TO TREAT CANCEROUS CONDITIONS

CHOLINERGIC

DRUGS USED TO DECREASE HEART RATE

DECONGESTANT

DRUG THAT RELIEVES LOCAL CONGESTION

DIURETIC

DRUG THAT INCREASE URINE FLOW

EMETIC

DRUG USED TO INDUCE VOMITING

EXPECTORANT

DRUG USED TO INCREASE THE SECRETIONS AND MUCUS FROM THE BRONCHIAL TUBES

HEMOSTATIC

DRUG USED TO CONTROL BLEEDING

HYPNOTIC

DRUG THAT PRODUCES SLEEP

SEDATIVE

DRUG THAT REDUCES EXCITEMENT

TRANQUILIZER

DRUG THAT REDUCES ANXIETY AND TENSION WITHOUT PRODUCING SLEEP

VASOCONSTRICTOR

DRUG THAT CAUSES BLOOD VESSELS TO CONSTRICT

SUBLINGUAL

UNDER THE TONGUE

TOPICAL

ON TOP OF THE SKIN

BUCCAL

BETWEEN THE CHEEK AND GUM

RECTAL

PERTAINING TO THE RECTUM

VAGINAL

PERTAINING TO THE VAGINA

INHALATION

PERTAINING TO BREATHING

INSTILLATION

PERTAINING TO PLACING MEDICATION INTO THE EAR OR EYE

IRRIGATION

PERTAINING TO FLUSHING OUT A CAVITY

ABSORPTION

PASSAGE OF A SUBSTANCE THROUGH SOME SURFACE OF THE BODY INTO THE BODY FLUIDS

EXCRETION

ELIMINATION OF WASTE PRODUCTS

DOSAGE

THE STRENGTH OF MEDICATION TO BE ADMINISTERED

ACTION

HOW A DRUG ACTS IN THE BODY

INDICATION

CONDITIONS FOR WHICH DRUGS ARE USED

SIDE EFFECT

AN EFFECT ON THE BODY OTHER THAN THE DESIRED EFFECT

CONTRAINDICATION

A REASON NOT TO TAKE A MEDICATION

TOXIC EFFECT

POISONOUS EFFECTS

SYRINGE

INSTRUMENT USED TO ADMINISTER PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS

BEVEL

THE OPENING IN THE NEEDLE

GAUGE

THE WIDTH OF THE NEEDLE

VIAL

A CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS ONE OR MORE DOSES OF A MEDICATION

AMPULE

A CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS A SINGLE DOSE OF A MEDICATION

DEPENDENCE

THE NEED TO TAKE A SUBSTANCE TO AVOID PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT

HABITUATION

THE ACT OF BECOMING ACCUSTOMED TO ANYTHING FROM FREQUENT USE

PRESCRIBE

TO ISSUE A PRESCRIPTION FOR THE PATIENT

DISPENSE

THE GIVING OF DRUGS

ADMINISTER

TO INSTILL A DRUG INTO THE BODY OF A PATIENT

ANAPHYLAXIS

SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION

ASEPTIC

FREE OF PATHOGENS

BROAD SPECTRUM

AFFECTING A WIDE VARIETY OF PATHOGENS

HYPERSENSITIVITY

EXAGGERATED RESPONSE TO A DRUG OR OTHER FOREIGN AGENT THROUGH ALLERGIC MECHANISMS

NARROW SPECTRUM

AFFECTING ONLY SPECIFIC PATHOGENS

PHOTOSENSITIVITY

RASH THAT APPEARS AFTER EXPOSURE TO STRONG LIGHT, A SIDE EFFECT OF SOME DRUGS

ACROMION PROCESS

AN EXTENSION OF THE SHOULDER BLADE

AQUEOUS

THIN AND WATERY

ASPIRATE

TO DRAW BY SUCTION

BARREL

HOLLOW CYLINDER THAT MAKES UP THE BODY OF THE SYRINGE

FLANGE

FLARED PART OF A SYRINGE BARREL

SITE ROTATION

THE PRACTICE OF INJECTING INTO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS SO AS TO AVOID DAMAGING TISSUE BY REPEATED INJECTIONS

PRECIPITATE

SOLID PARTICLES THAT SEPARATE OUT FROM A SOLUTION

SCIATIC NERVE

LARGE NERVE IN THE PELVIC AREA

RECONSTITUTE

ADD LIQUID TO A CONCENTRATED SUBSTANCE TO MAKE A NORMAL STRENGTH SOLUTION

ANTIDEPRESSANT

MEDICATIONS USED TO RELIEVE DEPRESSION

ANTIEPILEPTIC

AGENT USED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OR SEVERITY OF EPILEPTIC ATTACKS

ANTIFUNGAL

PREPARATIONS USED TO TREAT FUNGAL INFECTIONS

ANTIHISTAMINE

AGENT USED TO COUNTERACT THE EFFECTS OF HISTAMINE

BRONCHODILATOR

AGENT USED TO TREAT CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, BRONCHIAL ASTHMA, AND EMPHYSEMA

VASODILATOR

DRUGS THAT DILATE BLOOD VESSELS

POTENTIATION

THE COMBINATION OF TWO DRUGS SOMETIMES CAUSING AN EFFECT THAT IS GREATER THAN THE INDIVIDUAL DRUG ALONE

CUMULATION

ACCUMULATION OF DRUGS TO SOMETIMES TOXIC CONCENTRATIONS

TOLERANCE

EFFECTS OF A GIVEN DRUG DIMINISH AS THE TREATMENT GOES ON, LARGER DOSES MUST BE GIVEN TO MAINTAIN DESIRED EFFECT

IDIOSYNCRASY

AN UNEXPECTED EFFECT

SUBSCRIPTION

DIRECTIONS TO THE PHARMACIST TO INCLUDE THE SIZE OF EACH DOSE, FORM, AND NUMBER TO DISPENSE

SUPERSCRIPTION

THE DATE, PATIENT'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND THE RX SYMBOL

INSCRIPTION

NAME OF THE DRUG AND THE AMOUNT (STRENGTH)

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