Pharmacology reviewer

a.c
Before meals

AD
Right ear

ad lib
At liberty as wanted

Amp
Ampule

amt
Amount

aq
Aqueous

AS
Left ear

prn
As needed

AU
Each ear

BCP
birth control pills

B.I.D
Twice a day

C
Cup

CC
Chief complaint

chr
Chronic

CLIA
Clinical laboratory improvement amendments

c/o
Complains of

COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

DAW
Dispense as written

D&C
Dilatation & curettage

DW
Distilled water

Dx
Diagnosis

AU
Both ears

NKA
No allergy known

NKDA
No known drug allergies

OSHA
Occupational safety health administration

OTC
Over the counter

P.c
After meal

QNS
Quantity not sufficient

TPR
Temperature pulse respiration

smr
Smear

SOAP
Subjective, Objective, assessment, plan

SOB
Shortness of breathing

SOS
Once if necessary

MOM
Milk of magnesia

PCP street names
Angel dust, cosomos, peace pills

Barrel
The portion of where the CC measurements are noted

Bevel
The tip of opening to end of opening portion of needle

Cocaine
Schedule 2 drug
Ability to cause feelings of euphoria, excitement, and a since of well being

Dependency
The psychic craving for a drug

Dorsal recumbent
Prone, knees up, feet on bed

Euphoria
A feeling of a good health

Tolerance
The progressive decrease in effectiveness of a drug

Amphetamines
High levels of abuse and are schedule 2 drug

Speed, crystal, bennies, wake ups, and pep pills

HIPAA
Health insurance portability and accountability act

Hub
Part of the barrel that has screw area

Inscription (4)
States the name of and quantities of ingredients included in medication

Knee-Chest
Downward dog on knees

Luer lok tip
The screw on portion for needle screw on top of barrel

Lumen
Opening portion of hole of bevel

Methamphetamines
Used for congestion
Speed, meth, and chalk

Increased wakefullness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, increase respiration, hyperthermia, irritability, tremors, convulsions and aggressiveness

Pharmacology
Study of drugs and its origin, history and properties

Physicians signature(7)
Physicians signature blanks, where signed indicates if generic substitute is allowed or if education is to be dispense as written

Plain tip
Tip that administers parenteral medication, top portion of the barrelfor non needles

Plunger
Portion that you push into the barrel

Prescription information(1)
Physicians name, address, phone and fax, DEA number

Prescription information (2)
Patient name, date of birth, address, and date prescription written

Prone position
Face, tummy down

Pruritus
Severe itching

Refill 0,1,2,3 PRN
This is where physician indicates whether or not prescription can be refilled

Rubber stopper
Portion that lines up with cc measurement

Schedule 1 drug examples
High abuse, but not accepted in US
Weed, meth, heroin, LSD

Schedule 2 drug examples
High abuse but accepted in US
Cocaine, codein, morphine, ritalin

Schedule 3 drug examples
Low to moderate for dependency, high psychological dependency accepted in US
Anabolic steroids, barbiturates, tylenol with codein

Schedule 4 drug examples
Low abuse, accepted in US
Valium, xanax

Schedule 5 drug examples
Lowest abuse accepted in US
Robitussin A-C syrup, cold medicine, actifed

Supine
Laying on back

Subscription (5)
Gives direction to pharmacists for filling the prescription

Superscription (3)
Includes the rx symbol (take)

Trendelenburg
Upside down feet up, head down

Withdrawal
The physical craving for a drug

6 rights
Right patient
Right drug
Right dose
Right route
Right time
Right documentation

Allergic rhinitis
Inflammation of nasal airway

Coryza
Common cold

Analgesic
Is a type of drug that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness

7 body positions
Supine
Dorsal recumbent
Lithotomy
Fowlers
Knee-chest
Prone
Sims

Obesity
Excessive amount of fat on body

Sig (6)
Label, direction on prescription

Sims
Sleeping laying on stomach with knee bent on stomach

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