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Medication Administration

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Emollients:
Those medications intended to protect the skin, reduce irritation, and decrease dryness and itching
Analgesics:
Those medications intended to relieve pain
Antiemetics:
Those medications used to decrease nausea when the patient cannot take anything by mouth
Laxatives:
Those medications used to stimulate peristalsis to assist in defecation
Gastrointestinally inactivated medications:
Those medications that could be destroyed by digestive enzymes
Glucocorticoids:
Those medications that are anti-inflammatory drugs
Mucolytics:
Those medications that are intended to liquefy secretions
Bronchodilators:
Those medications intended to dilate the bronchial passages
Metered dose inhalers:
____ ____ _____ deliver medications with the use of pressurized gas.
Vasoconstrictors:
Those medications intended to constrict the blood vessels in the nasal passages, thus decreasing nasal congestion
Hypoallergenics:
Those medications intended to relieve allergies
Paralytics:
Those medications used to immobilize an insect that has entered the ear canal, so that it can be removed
Antiseptics:
Those medications that prevent or arrest the growth of microorganisms
Analgesics:
Those medications that decrease pain sensation
An emulsion:
__ ____ has small droplets of oil in water or small amounts of water in oil. An example of an __________would be mineral oil or castor oil.
Tincture:
A _____is composed of a nonwater-soluble drug and an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution. An example of an elixir would be _____ of iodine, which is a mixture of iodine and sodium iodide in alcohol and water.
Elixirs:
_____ are liquid preparations usually used with drugs that do not dissolve in water and are a mixture of alcohol and water.