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Agonist
binds to the receptor site and stimulates the function of that site
Contraindication
condition in whice use of a given medication should be avoided
Cumulation
increase storing of medicatin in the body
Curative medication
(healing)
prescribed to kill or remove the causative agent of a disease
Destructive agent
substance that destroys cells and tissues
Diagnostic agent
medication use to assist in diagnosing diseases
Drug interaction
effects of meds taken together
Drug tolerence
accustomization to a medication resulting in a decreased response to the usual dose
Habituation
taking of medication as a matter of cource, not need
Idiosyncratic drug reaction
unexpected. unusual response to a drug
Idication
reason to use a particular drug
Local action
drug action of meds at the site of administration or in the surrounding tissues
Maintenance medication
prescibed to maintain a condition of health
Palliative medication
prescribed to reduce the symptoms of a disease but not to cure it
Physical dependence
craving for drugs because of extended use
Placebo
sugar pill
Polypharmacy
multiple drugs used at the same time
Potentiation
prolongation or increase in the effect of a drug by another drug
Precaution
specific warning to consider with precribing or administering meds
Preventive medication
(prophylactic)
meds prescribed to prevent a disease or illness or to lessen it's severity
Synergism
2 or more drugs used together to produce a stronger effect that achieved alone
Teratogen
agent that adversily affects the development of an embryo or fetus
Therapeutic meds/agent
meds used in treatment of a condition or disease to relieve symptoms or effect a cure