Nursing 117 Section I Unit VI

Nursing 117 Section I Unit VI - Term Definition Absorption...

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Term: Absorption Definition: The act of taking up or in by specific chemical or molecular action; especially the passage of liquids or other substances through a surface of the body into body fluids and tissues, as in the absorption of the end products of digestion into the villi that line the intestine Term: Adverse drug event (ADE) Definition: An injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug Term: Adverse effect Definition: Result of drug or other therapy in addition to or in extension of the desired therapeutic effect; usually but not necessarily, connoting an undesirable effect. Term: Adverse Reaction Definition: Any undesirable or unwanted consequence of a preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedure or regimen
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Term: Affinity Definition: Attraction; a tendency to seek out or unite with another object or substance Term: Agonist Definition: A substance (e.g. a drug, hormone or neurotransmitter) that binds with a cell receptor to initiate a physiological response similar to that produced by the natural neurotransmitter or hormone Term: Allergies Definition: Abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances. Term: Analgesic Definition: A medication capable of reducing or eliminating pain
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Term: Antagonist Definition: A substance (e.g. a drug, hormone or neurotransmitter) that depresses the action of an agonist or binds to a cell receptor without eliciting a physiological response (e.g. excitation or inhibition).
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