Chapter 8

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Chapter 8
2013-09-21 18:56:53
Pharm first test

Pharm first test
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  1. alternative medicine
    herbal medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, reflexology, and any other therapies traditionally not emphasized in Western medical schools, but popular with many patients
  2. complementary medicine
    alternative medicine when used simultaneously with standard Western medicine
  3. conventional medicine
    practice of medicine as taught in Western medical schools
  4. Dietary supplement
    • taken by mouth that contains an ingredient intended to supplement the diet
    • vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids
  5. Herbal medicine
    practice of using herbs to heal
  6. herbs
    plant components and extracts of these plants and materials that are valued for their savory, aromatic, or medicinal qualities
  7. Iatrogenic effects
    unintentional adverse effects that are caused by the actions of a prescriber or other health care professional or by a specific treatment
  8. Legend drugs
    medications that aren't legally available without a prescription for a prescriber
  9. Over-the-counter drugs
    medications that are legally available without a prescription
  10. phytochemicals
    pharmacologically active ingredients in herbal remedies