Some Key Terms

  1. What is a Abscess?
    A localized collection of pus in the tissues of the body often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria.
  2. What is Acute?
    Brief and severe (opposed to chronic)
  3. What is Asymptomatic?
    Exhibiting or producing no symptoms
  4. What is Atrophy?
    A wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
  5. What is Bacterial?
    relating to or caused by bacteria: a bacterial enzyme; bacterial diseases
  6. What is Benign?
    Of no danger to health; not recurrent or progressive; not malignant: a benign tumor
  7. What is Causative?
    Functioning as an agent or cause.
  8. What is Chronic?
    Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases: chronic colitis
  9. What is a Compress?
    A soft, cloth pad held in place by a bandage and used to provide pressure or to supply moisture, cold, heat, or medication
  10. What is a Deformity?
    An abnormally formed part of the body.
  11. What is Diagnostic?
    A device or substance used for the analysis or detection of diseases or other medical conditions.
  12. What is Dilated?
    Made sider or larger; expanded
  13. What is Edema?
    An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity
  14. What is Erythema?
    Redness of the skin caused by dilation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.
  15. What is Febrile?
    Of, relating to, of characterized by fever; feverish
  16. What is Idiopathic?
    Of unknown cause.
  17. What is Lesion?
    A wound or injury; a localized pathological change in an organ or tissue; an infected or diseased patch of skin
  18. What is Malaise?
    A condition of general weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease or a vague, unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness or lethargy
  19. What is Malignancy?
    A harmful state, progressive and resestant to treatment and tending to cause death.
  20. What is a Occlusion?
    An obstructionor a closure of a passageway or vessel.
  21. What is Palliative?
    Remedy that alleviates pain without curing.
  22. What is Symmetry?
    The proper or due proportion of the parts of a body or whole to one another with regard to size and form.
  23. What is a Symptom?
    A phenomenon that arises form and accompainies a particular disease or disorder and serves as an indication of it.
  24. What is a Syndrome?
    A group of symptoms that together is characteristic of a specific disorder of disease.
  25. What is Systemic?
    Pertainin to or affecting the body as a whole or a particular body system.
  26. What is Topical?
    Applied externally
  27. What is Ulcerated?
    Having formed a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc.
  28. What is Viral?
    Of, pertaining to, or caused by a virus.
  29. What is a Adverse Reaction?
    Also know as a drug allergy
  30. What is Anti-pyretic?
    A medication that reduces fever
  31. What is a Combination Drug?
    Drugs that contain more than one active ingredient; the stronger ingredient is printed first regardless of the amounts dispensed
  32. What is a Contraindication?
    A factor that renders the administration of a drug or the carrying out of a medical procedure inadvisable
  33. What is a Generic Name?
    Derived from the chemical name or names of a drug; acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol
  34. What is a Indication?
    A reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure, "the presence of a bacterial infection was an indication for the use of anti-biotics"
  35. What is a Inscription?
    The part of a prescription indicating the drug, strength and quantities
  36. What is a Interaction?
    How a drug may interact with other prescription or over the counter medication, herbal or supplemental product
  37. What is NSAID's?
    A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as aspirin or Ibuprofen
  38. What is Pharmacology?
    The study of drugs including the preparation, uses, and action of drugs in the body
  39. What is Precautions?
    Conditions or diseases the patient may have which would produce adverse consequences if the drug were prescribed
  40. What is a Prescription?
    A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment
  41. What is a Side Effect?
    Possible secondary effect that may occur along with the therapeutic effect of the drug, i.e. dry mouth, drowsiniss, nausea
  42. What is a SIG?
    Write, mark, label indicating directions to be written on a package or label for the use of the patient
  43. What is a Subscription?
    The part of a prescription giving the directions to the pharmacist
  44. What is a Superscription?
    The sign Rx, meaning "take", at the beginning of a prescription
  45. What is a Trade Name?
    The proprietary name owned by the manufacturer for a particular drug. e.g., Tylenol is a trade name
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Some Key Terms
Some Key Terms