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Medical Assisting CH 27 vocab

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Chemical Name
Official Pharmaceutical name based on chemical composition.
Contraindication
Condition for which a drug should be administered.
Drug
Any substance capable of producing a change in function when administered to a living organism.
Generic (nonproprietary) name
Pharmaceutical name for a medication.
Over-the-conter medication
Nonprescription medications that can be purchased anywhere without a physican's prescription
Pharmacology
The study of drugs and their effects on the human body.
Side Effects
Effect other than therapetic effect.
Therapeutic Effect
The desired or intended effect.
Toxic effect
Potential harmful or life threatening effect.
Trade (brand,proprietary) name
Name registered by a manufacturer for use only by that manufacturer.
Diabetes
is a life long (Chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar (Glucose) in the body.
Insulin
Is a hormone produced by special cells, called beta cells, in the pancreas.
Pancreas
Is found behind your stomach.
Beta Cells
produce little or no insulin in type 1 diabetes.
Autommunity Disorder
Characterized by a specific antibody or cell-medicated immune response against the body's own tissue.
Glucose
Sugar.