EMT mod 3 chapt 18

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EMT mod 3 chapt 18
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  1. aspirin
    • ¬†
    • a medication used to reduce the clotting ability of blood to prevent and treat clots associated with myocardial infarction
  2. contraindications
    specific signs or circumstances under which it is not appropriate, and may be harmful, to administer a drug to a patient
  3. enteral
    referring to a route of medication administration that uses the gastrointestinal tract, such as swallowing a pill
  4. epinephrine
    a drug that helps to constrict the blood vessels and relax passages of the airway, it amy be used to counter a severe allergiec reaction
  5. indications
    specific signs or circumstances under which it is appropriate to administer a drug to a patient
  6. inhaler
    a spray device with a mouthpiece that contains an aerosol form of medication that a patient can spray into his airway
  7. nitroglycerin
    a drug that helps to dilate the coronary vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood
  8. oral glucose
    a form of glucose (a kind of sugar) given by motuh to treat an awake patient (who is able to swallow) with an altered mental status and a history of diabetes
  9. oxygen
    a gas commonly found in the atmosphere. pure oxygen is used as a drug to treat any patient whose medical or traumatic condition may cause him to be hypoxic, or low in oxygen
  10. parenteral
     referring to a route of medication administration that does not use the gastrointestinal tract, such as an intravenous medication
  11. pharmacodynamics
    the sutdy of the effects of medications on the body
  12. pharmacology
    the study of drugs, their sources , their characteristics, and their effects
  13. side effect
    any action of a drug other than the desired action
  14. untoward effect
    an effect of a medication in addition to its desired effect that may be potentially harmful to the patient

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