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What is pharmacotherapeutics?
The study of the use of drugs for patients
What does it mean to say that you are using a drug prophlactically?
you are using it to prevent illness
What is an antipyretic drug?
A drug used to treat fevers
What is pharmacology?
the study of drugs
What is the chemical name of a drug?
Describes the chemical composition and molecular structure of a drug
What is the generic name of a drug?
the most official name (example acetametaphin)
What is the trade name of a drug?
the patent or company name
What are the six rights of medication management?
right drug, right dose, right time, right route, right patient, right documentation
What is a miliequivalent?
1 thousandth of an equivalent weight of a chemical
What is a unit?
a standardized amount needed to produce a desired effect
What is the best resource to use to obtain information about a medication?
The nursing drug handbook
Why is the nursing drug handbook a better resource to use vs the physicians desk reference?
The physicians desk reference does not have prioritization