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ANALGESICS
given for pain relief
NARCOTIC ANALGESICS
given for acute pain
ANALGESIC / ANTIPYREITC
given for mild-moderate pain, antipyretic or inflammatory
ANTICONVULSANTS
given for treatment of seizures
ANTIPARKINSONS AGENTS
given for treatment of parkinsons disease
ANXIOLYTICS
relieves anxiety and tension
ANTIPSYCHOTICS
given to reduce mental tension and anxiety related to psychotic disorders
ANTIDEPRESSANTS
used to relieve depression
GENERAL ANAESTHETICS
produce unconciousness with muscle relaxation and suppression of reflexes
LOCAL ANAESTHETICS
produces loss of sensation in a limited area of the body by "deadening' the nerves in that area
EPIDURAL ANAESTHETICS
anaesthetic is injected into the lower back to produce anaesthesia from the area of injection down
ADDITIVE
combination of 2 drugs that give the maximum effect of each drug
AMPHETAMINE
a central nervous system stimulant
ANTIDOTE
an agent given to counteract the unwanted effect of a drug
ANTIHISTAMINE
a drug which blocks the action of histamine in the body and helps prevent allergic reactions
BARBITURATE
a sedative and hypnotic drug
CONTRAINDICATIONS
factors in a patients condition which prevent the use of a particular drug or treatment
CUMULATION
administration of small repeated doses of a drug so that the drug builds up in the body
DEPRESSANT
an agent that reduces functional activity
FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
government agency that has legal responsibility for enforcing proper drug manufacture and clinical use
HOSPITAL FORMULARY
reference listing of drugs and their appropriate clinical uses
HYPNOTIC
a drug which produces sleep
IDIOSYNCRASY
a rare toxic effect produced in a particularly sensitive individual but not seen in most patients
INTERSTITIAL
the iv fluid is running into the tissue not the vein
NARCOTIC
habit forming drug used for acute pain which can cause stupor or insensibility
PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION
administration of drugs by injection into the skin, muscles, or veins
PHENOTHIAZINES
major tranquilizers used for control of psychosis
SEDATIVE
a mild hypnotic drug that may not cause sleep
SIDE EFFECT
a toxic effect which routinely results from the use of a drug
STIMULANT
an agent which excites and promotes funcional activity
TOLERANCE
condition of becomming resistant to the action of a drug
TOXICITY
harmful effects of a drug
TRANQUILIZERS
drugs used to control anxiety
CC/HR
cubic centimeters per hour
CSD
central supply department
D/S
dextrose in saline
D5W
dextrose in water
HEP LOCK
heparin lock
IHN
intermittent heparin needle
KCL
potassium chloride
/L
per litre
ML/HR
millilitre per hour
NaCl
sodium chloride
NS
normal saline
TKVO
to keep vein open
TPN
total parental nutrition
CVP
central venous pressure
SOL
solution
SL
saline lock
FDA
food and drug administration
Ntg
nitroglycerin
BARB
barbiturate
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
BG
blood glucose
R/O
reorder
D/C
discontinue
POS
pysicians order sheet
PA
parenteral administration
I/C
in computer
OE
order entery
K
potassium / kardex
C/P
copy to pharmacy
RMO / REQ
requisition made out
CNS
central nervous system
IDD
insulin dependant diabetic
NIDD
non insulin dependant diabetic
NYD
not yet diagnosed
CHF
congestive heart failure