Medical Assisting CH 27 vocab

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Chemical Name

Official Pharmaceutical name based on chemical composition.

Contraindication

Condition for which a drug should be administered.

Drug

Any substance capable of producing a change in function when administered to a living organism.

Generic (nonproprietary) name

Pharmaceutical name for a medication.

Over-the-conter medication

Nonprescription medications that can be purchased anywhere without a physican's prescription

Pharmacology

The study of drugs and their effects on the human body.

Side Effects

Effect other than therapetic effect.

Therapeutic Effect

The desired or intended effect.

Toxic effect

Potential harmful or life threatening effect.

Trade (brand,proprietary) name

Name registered by a manufacturer for use only by that manufacturer.

Diabetes

is a life long (Chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar (Glucose) in the body.

Insulin

Is a hormone produced by special cells, called beta cells, in the pancreas.

Pancreas

Is found behind your stomach.

Beta Cells

produce little or no insulin in type 1 diabetes.

Autommunity Disorder

Characterized by a specific antibody or cell-medicated immune response against the body's own tissue.

Glucose

Sugar.

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