Mosby's Pharmacy Technician: Pharmacy Technician Vocabulary - Chapters 1-3 Flashcards


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Hippocratic oath

An oath taken by physicians concerning the ethics and practice of medicine

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Inpatient pharmacies

Pharmacies in a hospital or institutional setting

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Opium

A analgesic that is made from the poppy plant

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Maggots

Fly larvae that feed on dead tissue; used in medicine to clean wounds not responding to routine antibiotics

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Pharmacist

Person who dispenses drugs and counsels patients on medication use and any interactions if may have with food or other drugs

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Staff of Asclepius

The symbol of the medical profession; it is a wingless staff with one snake wrapped around it

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Medicaid

Federal-and-state operated insurance program that covers health care costs and prescription drugs for low-income children, adults, and elderly and those with diabilities

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Parenteral medications

A term most commonly used to describe medications administered by injection, such as intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously

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Hyperalimentation

Parenteral (intravenous) nutrition for patients who are unable to eat solids or liquids; also known as total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

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Certified pharmacy technician

A person who has passed the national certification examination; the technician can use the abbreviation (CPhT) after his or her name