Med Terms wk #9

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Med Terms wk #9
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2010-08-11 20:53:26
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  1. A drug that has a relaxing or calming effect
    sedative
  2. acquired dependence on a drug
    addiction
  3. the sum of action of two or morer drugs given
    additive
  4. substance that will neutralize poisons or their side effects
    antidote
  5. condition in which a drug should not be used
    contraindication
  6. action that occurs in the body when a drug is allowed to accumulate or stay in the body
    cumulative action
  7. to weaken the strength of a substance by adding something else
    dilute
  8. occurs when two drugs are taken at the same time; affecting the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of the drugs
    drug - drug interaction
  9. occurs when a drug is taken along with certain foods that can alter the drug's therapeutic effect
    drug - food interaction
  10. development of an emotional dependence on a drug due to repeated use
    habituation
  11. usually an unfavorable response that results from taking medication
    iatrogenic
  12. unusual or abnormal response to a drug or food
    idiosyncrasy
  13. inactive, harmless substance used to satisfy a patient's desire for medication
    placebo
  14. giving a patient a second drug to boost the effect of another drug
    potentiation
  15. prevention of disease
    prophylaxis
  16. a response to a drug other than the desired effect
    side effect
  17. development of a capacity for withstanding a large amount of a sun=bstance, such as food, drugs, or poison without any adverse effect
    tolerance
  18. extent or degree to which a substance is poisonous
    toxicity
  19. drug dosage system that provides prepackaged, prelabeled, individual medications that are ready for immediate use by the patient
    unit dose
  20. injection into a body cavity such as the peritoneal and chest cavity
    intercavitary
  21. injection directly into the muscle; 90 degrees
    intramuscular
  22. very shallow injection just under the top layer of skin; 10-15 degrees
    intradermal
  23. injection into the meningeal space surrounding the brain and spinal cord
    intrathecal
  24. injection into the veins
    intravenous
  25. injection into the subcutaneous layer of the skin, usually the upper arm; 45 degree
    subcutaneous

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