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Medication/drug

Agents used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease.

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Standard Precautions

Measures to decrease your risk of exposure to blood and body fluids

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Asepsis

A condition free of pathogens

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Local

Limited to one area of the body

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Systemic

Throughout the body

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Steril

free of all forms of life

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Medically clean

Careful handling to prevent contamination

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Disinfectant

Cleansing agent that destroy or inhibits pathogenic organisms and is also toxic to living tissue.

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Antiseptic

Cleansing agent that destroys or inhibits pathogenic organisms but is not toxic to living tissue

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Ocular medications

Drug administered through the mucous membranes of the eye

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Aural medications

Drug administered through the mucous membranes of he ear and ear canal

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Enema

A liquid bolus of medication that is injected into the rectum

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Bolus

Concentrated mass of medication

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Parenternal

Drug administration outside of the gastrointestinal tract

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Hypodermic needle

Hollow metal tube used with the syringe to administer medications.

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Intradermal

Within the dermal layer of the skin

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Subcutaneous

Relating to the layer of loose connective tissue between the skin and muscle