National Certified Medical Assistant

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What license must a physician have to dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances?

narcotics

Physicians with a narcotic license are required to register on june 30 of each year with

drug enforcement Agency

A drug that causes urination is called

diuretic

A drug used to relieve a cough is called a

antitussive

A drug that neutralizes acidity is called an

antiacid

A drug that controls appetite is called

appetite suppressor

A drug used to prevent blood from clotting is called

anticoagulant

A drug used to control temperature is called

antipyretic

A drug taht reduces anxiety is called

tranquilizer

A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels is called a

vasodilator

A drug that decreases congestion is called a

decongestant

A drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate is called

mydriatic

A date on a bottle of medication that provides a "use untill" date is the

outdate or expiation date

A drug that increases urinary output is called a

diuretic

A liquid preparation which mixes fine droplets of an oil in water, such as castor oil, is called a

emulsion

Nitroglycerine is used for

treatment of angina pectoris

Hydrocortisone is a drug used to suppress

inflammation

Schedule I drugs include

substances that have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse

Schedule IV drugs include

minor tranquilizers and hypnotics that have a lesser potential for abuse

A small adhesive patch or disc used for administration of drugs is called a

transdermal system

The buccal method of administering a drug is done by

placing the medication between the gum and cheek

Oxygen is ordered as percetage of oxygen concentration and its rate of delivery is written as

liters per minute

A drug that produces sleep is called a

hypnotic

An inactive substance substituted in place of the actual drug to satisfy the patient is called

placebo

elixir

elix

emulsion

emul

fluid

fl orfld

ointment

oint, ung

solution

sol

suppository

supp

tablet

tab

tincture

tinc

intramuscular

IM

injection

inj

Right ear

AD

both ears

AU

two times a day

bid

when mixing reagents always read the label

twice

of the physician's desk reference is where a medical assistant would be able to locate a medication by brand or generic name.

the pink pages

Medications can be located in the physician's drug reference under all of the following categories Except

composition

The physician has ordered 500 mg. of a medication the amount on hand is 250mg per tablet how many tablets will be given?

2 tab

The physician has ordered 0.2 Gm of a medication. The amount on hand is 400 mg tabs. How many tablets will be given to the patient?

0.5 because 0.2 equals 200 mg

The physician has odered 50mg of Demerol be given to a patient. The amount of hand is 100mg/ml. How many cc's of Demerol will be injected?

0.5 cc because mg/ml/cc equal the same amount

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