Pharmacology

Toxicology
The study of harmful effects of drugs and chemicals on the body

Vitamins
Drugs that are isolated from plant or animal sources

U.S food and drug administration (FDA)
The regulations of the sale and distribution of medications in the u.s

Not a common name for drugs
Universal

Banthine
Used to treat ulcers

Xanax
Used to treat anxiety

Procan
Heart medicine

Receptor
The target substance on the cellular surface or within a cell that produces interaction

Pharmacodynamics
The study if the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs on the bodyor on microorganisms or parasites within or on the body

Drug resistance
The lack of beneficial response in a particular patient

Underdosing
Taking less medication than is prescribed by a provider or a manufacturers instruction

Potentiation
When two drugs interact and one drug enhances the effect substantially of another drug

The FDA medication error page includes
Federal regulations and guidances, how to report a medication error,drug products associated with medication errors

What is a measured amount of drug called
Dose,unit,unit dose

Transdermal
Drug administration route when the drug is applied to the skin and absorbed as a systemic effect

Parenteral routes
Needle injection,applied to the skin,patches applied to the skin

Corticosteroids
Dexamethasone,fluocinolone,and hydrocortisone

TobraDex
Used after cataract surgery to reduce inflammation

Entex
Long acting

Insulin
Administered subcutaneous

Liver
First organ that a drug enters when it enters the blood stream

Heroin
Class 1 drug

Celebrex
NSAID drug

Tylox
Narcotic analgesic

Voltaren
Not a narcotic

Opium poppy
Narcotics are derived from this

Anticonvulsant drugs
Dilantin,depakote,felbamate

Anticoagulant
Lovenox,heparin,Coumadin

Fosamax
Antiosteoporosis

Diuretics
Work on the kidneys

Antihypertensive
Beta blockers,calcium channel blockers,diuretics

ACE inhibitors
Drugs that work to stop angiotensin from forming

Thrombophlebitis
Beta blockers do not treat this

Hypotension
Would not be treated by calcium channel blockers

Digoxin
Antiarrhythmic

Statins
Most common cholesterol -lowering drug

Vasodilators
Sometimes used with antihypertensives

Lomotil
Antidiarrheal

Actos,Avandia,and glipizide
Used to treat diabetes mellitus

Pitocin
Used to augment and induce labor

Rocephin(ceftriaxone)
Cephalosporin

Cephalosporin
Used when bacteria has become resistant against penicillin

Zovirax
Anti-viral drug used to treat herpes infection

Ciproflaxin
A quinolone

Cymbalta
Antidepressants

Haloperidol
Neuroleptic

Proventil
Bronchodilator