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a condition which makes a particular treatment or procedure advisable

Indication

2

most important organ for this is the liver

Metabolism

3

medications used to lower a patient's body temperature

Antipyretics

4

a specific situation in which a drug should not be used because it may be harmful to the patient

Contraindication

5

the removal of a medication from the body

Excretion

6

adheres to the patient's skin and the medication is absorbed slowly; instruct patient to write date/time when using these

Transdermal Patches

7

contain an outer shell that prevents an oral tablet from dissolving until it reaches the intestines, often to prevent stomach irritation

Enteric Coated Tablets

8

the study of medications and how they act on the body (both good and bad) as well as their classifications and various properties

Pharmacology

9

must document expiration date and lot number in patient's medical record

Influenza Vaccine

10

how long it takes for a drug to get into the bloodstream

Absorption

11

drugs with morphine-like effects that treat pain

Opiates

12

the reversible transfer of a drug from one location to another within the body

Distribution

13

dilates the bronchi and bronchioles by decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs; should stop using before a patient is scheduled for a Pulmonary Function Test

Bronchodilators

14

reduces pain and inflammation

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)