the process of transforming solids or liquids into the daseous state with or without the aid of an outside stimulus.
the process of converting a liquid to a vapor and condensing the vapor back into a liquid
techniques used to prepare potent drugs by intermittently mixing them with a suitable diluents in a definite proportion by weight
the process of reducing the particle size of a substance by placing it in a mortar and applying pressure in a rotary motion with a pestle
the process of reducing the particle size of solids by first forming a paste with a liquid then rubbing the paste with a spatula on an ointment slab.
pulverization by intervention
the process of reducing ta substance to a powder by dissolving it in a small amount of volatile solvent and triturating until dry.
a substance that absorbs moisture from the air becoming moist and damp without liquefying
the study of abnormal body conditions, causes, processes and effects on the functions of the parts involved
dilute solution applied to living tissue to destrroy or prevetn the growth of microorganisms
a medicated solid dosage form in which drugs and additives are enclosed in a hard or soft gelatin case
agent that causes irritation or mild inflammation of skin to relieve pain or irritation of a different origin
concentrated solution that is applied to inanimate objects to inhibit growth of microorganisms
a substance of little therapeutic value but useful in compounding preparations. binder or filler
preparation containing no therapeutic active ingredient and is given for its psychological effect
continually updated list of medications and devices that may be provided by a facility, individualized list of preferred products that represent the safest, most efficacious and most cost effective therapies
methods and processes by which a healthcare orginazation evaluated and selects the most medically appropriate and cost effective meds and therapies for different diseases conditions and patients
pharmaceutical equivalent to a branded medication that had the identical strength, dosage form, and concentration of active ingredient
providing a generic medication in place of the brand medication that was written by provider. chemically identical in terms of concentration dosage form and method of administration of active ingredient
any vitamins, drug products, vaccines, or diagnostic and contrast agents used in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of diseases and other abnormal conditions
quality improvement activity that focuses on evaluating and improving medication use processed
P and T committee
an advisory committee of physician, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals whose responsibility is to develop manage update and administer a formulary system
drug products with different chemical structures from other drug products of the same pharmacologic or therapeutic class
authorized interchange of therapeutic alternatives in accordance with the established and approved written guidelines or protocols with in a formulary system
substituting a therapeutic alternative for the prescribed drug product. illegal for a pharmacist to dispense without authorization from the prescriber
open formulary concept but can segregate medications based upon a provider's specialty
two letters followed by 7 numbers to prescirbe controlled substance medication. first letter is A or B for physicians, or M for mid-level practitioners
labeling a prescription
patient name, pharmacy name and address, prescriber name, drug name and strength, quantity dispensed, date filled, number of refills, directions for use
National provider identifier (NPI)
to uniquely identify a healthcare provider in standard transactions.
used to provide pertinent warnings about the medication. includes route of administration, how to use or store, common side effects, or potential drug interactions