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Absorption
uptake of medications into the body through or across tissue
Adverse reaction
unintended, undesirable and often unpredictable effect of medication
Allergic reaction
hypersenstivity to a drug
Anaphylaxis
severe allergic reaction, possibly fatal
Depressant
acts to lower or lessen the activity of a body part
Desired effect
intended response to a medication
Distribution
dispersion of medication to sites in the body
Drug
any chemical that has an effect of living processes
Excretion
elimination of medication from the body through repiration, perspiration, urination or defecation
Hypersensitivity reaction
heightened immune reaction or state of allergic reaction to a medication
Idea drug
drug that is both safe and effective
Legend drug
presciption drug
safe drug
drug that causes no harmful effects
Metabolism
physical or chemical processes in the body that inactivate a drug for excretion from the body
Pharmacodynamics
interactions of drugs and living tissues
Pharmacotherapeutis
efficts of drugs in the treatment of disease
Physician's Desk Reference
(PDR)
book, published yearly that is a compilation of drug package inserts
Recombinant DNA technology
genetic engeniering technology used to create new drugs
Side effect
mild or annoying but expected undesirable response to a medication
Stimulant
drug that acts to increase the function or activity of a body part
Toxic
poisonous
another name for tylenol
acetamirophen