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A severe allergic reaction that usually occurs immediately after the administration of a drug.
A medication (e.g., a tablet) that is held in the mouth against the mucous membranes of the cheek until the drug dissolves.
A tube with a lumen (channel) that is inserted into a cavity or duct and is often fitted with a trocar during insertion for abdominal paracentesis; the part of the needle that is attached to the hub; also called a shaft
The name by which a chemist knows the drug; describes the constituents of the drug precisely.
The increasing response to repeated doses of a drug that occurs when the rate of admin. exceeds the rate of metabolism or excretion.
A chemical compound taken for disease prevention, diagnosis, cure, or relief or to affect the structure or function of the body.
drug half life
The time required for the elimination process to reduce the concentration of a drug to one half of what it was at initial administration.
A condition in which successive increases in the dosage of a drug are required to maintain a given therapeutic effect.
The injection of an anesthetic agent into the epidural or intrathecal (subarachnoid) space.
A tube that is surgically placed directly into the clients stomach and provides another route for administering nutrition and meds.
The diameter of the shaft of a needle; the larger the ____ number, the smaller the diameter of the shaft
Given before a drug officially becomes an approved meds; generally used throughout the drugs lifetime.
A type of syringe that comes in 2-2.5- and 3 mL sizes; the syringe usually has two scales marked on it. The minim and the mL.
A different, unexpected, or individual effect from the normal one usually expected from a medication; the occurrence of unpredictable and unexplainable symptoms.
Syringe that has a scale specially designed for insulin and is the only syringe that should be used to administer insulin.
washing out of a body cavity by a stream of water or other fluid that may or may not be medication.
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