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A physiological or psychological dependence on a drug
Blood borne pathogens
Disease-causing organisms transferred through contact with blood or other body fluids
a drug with a registered name or trademark given to a drug by a pharmaceutical company
chemical drug name
provides the exact description of medication's composition
experiments that study the effectiveness of medical treatments on actual patients
In an experiment, the group that is not exposed to the treatment; contrasts with the experimental group and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment.
drugs that produce tolerance and dependence and have potential for abuse or addiction
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
an agency of the US Government, established in 1973. The primary task of the agency is to reduce the supply of illegal drugs produced inside the US or entering the US from abroad.
relying on someone or something else for support
An experiment in which neither the participant nor the researcher knows whether the participant has received the treatment or the placebo
Food and Drug Administration
a drug that contains the same active ingredients as a brand-name drug
(v.) to become used to; to cause to become used to
HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)
health care agency provide basic health and trx to voluntary enrollees who prepay a fee for in or out patient on a agreed on package.
professional caregiver under the influence of drug or disease who is not competent
Investigational New Drug
NDA (New Drug Application)
When a drug is in the process of being made or discovered, this application must be filed with the FDA to prove efficacy and safety before being commercially available.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Medications that are legally available without a prescription
A harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect.
Name given to a drug by a specific manufacturer; also known as brand name
by chance, not planned or prearranged; irregular
Street name of drug
slang name for a drug
Any unnecessary or improper use of chemical substances for nonmedical purposes
drug level required for clinical treatment
the diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect
Trade name of a drug
the name under which a manufacturer markets a medication; also called the brand name
United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary
the discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addictive drug
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