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16 terms

Administration of Medication

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Drug Enforcement Agency
physicians with a narcotics license are required to register on June 30th of each year with the
Antitussive
drug used to relieve a cough
Antipyretic
drug used to control temperature
Mydriatic
drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate
Emulsion
a liquid preparation which mixes fine droplets of an oil in water, such as castor oil is called
Nitroglycerine
treatment for angina pectoris
Hydrocortisone
drug used for inflammation
Transdermal System
a small adhesive patch or disc used for administration of drugs is called
Placebo
an inactive substance substituted in place of the actual drug to satisfy the patient is called
The abbreviation for elixer
elix
The abbreviation for emulsion
emul
The abbreviation for ointment
oint, ung
The abbreviation for syrup
syr
The abbreviation for tincture
tinc
The abbreviation for drops
gtt
When mixing reagents always read the label
twice