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What is the arabic number for: iii

three

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What is the arabic number for: i

one

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What is the arabic number for: ii

two

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation ss?

one-half

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation po?

by mouth

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation SL?

sublingual

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation IM?

intramuscular

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation IV?

intravenous

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation pv?

vaginally

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation qpm?

every evening

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation qam?

every morning

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation aaa?

apply to affected area

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation x 10 d?

repeat for 10 days

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What are the arabic number for: iv to v?

four to five

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation gtts?

drops

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation q?

every

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What are Lozenges / Troches?

A tablet to be dissolved in the mouth; release medication slowly; local action in the mouth and or throat; similar to hard candy; or flat with a chalky consistency.

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What are Excipients?

Inactive substances used as a carrier for the active ingredients of a medication

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation ac?

before meals (Latin, ante cibum)

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation pc?

after meals (Latin, post cibum)

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation hs?

at bedtime (hora somni); write out so as not to confuse with hs (half strength)

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation prn?

as needed (pro re nata)

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation qh?

every hour (quaque hora)

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation bid?

two times a day

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation tid?

three times a day

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation qid?

four times a day

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What are over the counter drugs?

Drugs that are approved for purchase without a prescription.

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What are behind the counter drugs?

Nonprescription drugs that are kept behind the pharmacy counter; Precursor to methamphetamines; Limited amounts may be sold.

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What are legend drugs?

Medications that are not legally available without a prescription from a prescriber; also called prescription drugs

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What are dosage forms taken by mouth?

Tablet; Capsule; Solution; Syrup; Suspension; Powder; Elixir; Tincture; Troche;

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Where is sublingual tablet placed?

Under the Tongue

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Where is buccal tablet placed?

Between gum and teeth;

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation pr?

by rectum

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What are examples of topical Agents?

Ointment; Cream; Paste; Powder; Spray; Solution; Lotion; Patch; Disk;

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What is parenteral?

Administration of a drug "outside of intestine" or "side of intestine"; Advantages include speed of dosage and completeness of dosing.

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations IV?

Intravenous; Into the veins

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations IM?

Intramuscular; Into the muscles

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation SUBCUT?

Subcutaneous; Under the skin

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How are ophthalmic medications administered?

Instill drops into eye(s); Must be Sterile;

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How are otic medications administered?

Instill drops into ear(s); not necessarily sterile;

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How are intradermal drugs delivered?

Spray into nostril(s)

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The verb instill is used for which route of administration?

Instruction for eye and ear preparation

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations INH?

Inhalation; Push drug into the lungs or releases medications as patient takes a deep breath;

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How long does it take for an intravenous drug to have the desired effect?

Within a minute.

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations PV?

by vagina;

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What are fillers used for?

Inert substances that fill space or cover tablet.

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What is the purpose of scoring on a tablet?

Allow dosage to be cut in half if needed

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Who might prefer a chewable tablet as a dosage form?

For people who have difficulty swallowing tablets; For children who are unable to swallow large tablets.

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Why is a tablet enteric coated?

Protect drug through the acidic environment of the stomach, until it reaches the more alkaline intestine; delay release of drug as to not irritate the stomach;

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation ODT?

Orally Disintegrating Tablet; Dissolve in mouth without water; For people who have difficulty swallowing medication

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What is a capsule?

Gelatin container; Hard shell composed of sugar, gelatin and water; Soft hold medications in a liquid form; typically symmetrical

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What is an AeroChamber, also called a spacer?

Used with an inhaler, it is chamber that holds medication until each puff can be inhaled; Allows patient to take a breath of medication without worry of poor timing and coordination;

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What is an emulsions?

two or more immiscible liquids; one liquid is dispersed throughout the other; fairly unstable;

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What is an emulsifier?

substance that stabilizes and emulsion; improves stability and dispersion

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What is a suspension?

Small solid particles hanging in a solution;

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How are oral suspensions different from injectable suspensions?

Oral suspensions need a "shake well" auxiliary label; But many injectable suspension are inactivated by vigorous shaking, be sure to follow manufacturer's directions.

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What is a cream?

Topical applications; Part oil, part water with an emulsifier;

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What is a lotion?

Topical applications; Thinner because they contain more water;

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What is an ointment?

Topical applications; Greater amount of oil as compared to water.

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What is a paste?

Topical Applications; contain more solids than liquids; Can absorb secretions;

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What is a suppository?

Medication which can be inserted rectally, vaginally, or in the urethra; treat administrative site; treat systemically

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What is a powder?

Topical application; reduce wetness in an area; spread over a large area

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation IVPB?

Intravenous piggyback

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations TOP?

Topical

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In which ear are drops instilled givin the abbreviations AD?

right ear

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In which ear are drops instilled givin the abbreviations AS?

left ear

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In which ear are drops instilled givin the abbreviations AU?

each ear

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation NEB?

nebulizer

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In which eye are drops instilled given the abbreviations OD?

in right eye

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In which eye are drops instilled given the abbreviations OS?

in left eye

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In which eye are drops instilled given the abbreviations OU?

in both eyes

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation BUC?

buccal (inside cheek)

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation NAS?

intranasal

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation cap?

Capsule

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation lot?

Lotion

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation loz?

Lozenge

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation MDI?

Metered-Dose Inhaler

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation supp?

Suppository

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation susp?

Suspension

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation syr?

Syrup

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation tab?

Tablet

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation ung?

ointment

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation q4hr?

Every 4 hours

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation q6hr?

Every 6 hours

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation q8hr?

Every 8 hours

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Chew Tab?

Chewable Tablet

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Lot?

Lotion

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Loz?

Lozenge

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation pdr?

Powder

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Sol?

Solution

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Supp?

Suppository

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Susp?

Suspension

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Syr?

Syrup

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What is the meaning of the abbreviation Tab?

Tablet

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How long does it take for a oral tablet to have the desired effect?

Over 30 minutes

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What is the Superscription of a prescription?

Rx symbol

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What is the inscription of a prescription?

the medication name and strength (may also include dosage form)

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What is the subscription of a prescription?

The directions to the pharmacist on how to dispense.

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What is the signatura of a prescription?

The directions to the patient on how to take the medication.

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What is the meaning of the abbreviations signa or sig?

signatura

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