Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations True or False.txt

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  1. Rx is derived from the Latin word for recipe meaning to put in mouth.
    • False
    • Interpreted from the Latin "recipe" to mean "to take or take thus"
  2. The sig is the portion of the prescription that contains the prescriber's signature.
    • False
    • Sig is the portion of the prescription containing a statement for the directions of use.
  3. The dispense portion of the prescription correlates the amount of medication to be given to a patient.
    True
  4. DAW code 1 means the prescriber has written dispense at will on the prescription.
    • False
    • DAW means "dispense as written." And DAW 1 means the prescriber is requesting the brand-name product.
  5. Giving medications at certain times can lessen side effect of some drugs.
    True
  6. Being familiar with abbreviations for where to give a drug helps ensure patients are taking meds at the right time.
    False
  7. The abbreviation "qd" means four times daily and could be mistaken for "qid" which means daily.
    • False
    • "qd" means every day
    • "qid" means four times daily
  8. The abbreviation "u" could be mistaken for a "0" and cause a 10-fold overdose of insulin.
    True
  9. Abbreviating drug names causes mix-ups only with the same drug classes.
    False

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Pharmaceutical Terminology and Abbreviations True or False.txt
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True or False study questions about pharmaceutical terminology and abbreviations for pharmacy technician certification exam
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