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buccal

pertaining to or directed toward the bucca (cheek), the fleshy portion of the side of the face that makes up the lateral wall of the oral cavity

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canthus

either of the angles formed by an eye's upper eyelid meeting its lower eyelid, as in inner canthus and outer canthus

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capsule

a small gelatinous shell that contains a dose of medication

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cerumen

the waxlike substance found within the external meatus of the ear; earwax

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conjunctival sac

the potential space between the eyelids and the eyeball, lined by the conjunctiva, the delicate membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the exposed surface of the sclera

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dermatitis

infammation of the skin

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dorsal recumbent position

lying on the back with the knees flexed

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eczema

a long-term, inflammatory skin condition that can appear as red, blistering, oozing, scaly, crusted, thickened, itchy skin rashes

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enteral

within or by way of the intestines

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ethmoid sinuses

air cavities on each side of the nose within the ethmoid bone (a light, spongy cubical bone forming much of the walls of the nasal cavity and part of those of the orbits), with each maintaining a separate path to the nasal chamber

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eustachian tubes

bony and cartilaginous passageways connecting the middle ears with the nasopharynx and equalizing air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane (eardrum)

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expectorate

expel secretions from the throat or lungs by coughing and spittings

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eye drops

a solution, often containing medication, intended to be instilled into the eye

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frontal sinuses

air cavities within the frontal bone (the bone that forms the forehead and extends over most of the orbits and the nasal cavity) that open into the middle meatus of the nasal cavity

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instillation

administration of a liquid drop by drop

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intraocular medication disk

a small medication-delivery device resembling a contact lens and inserted into the conjunctival sac so that it floats on the sclera between the iris and the lower eyelid

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liniment

a liquid or semiliquid preparation containing oil, alcohol, or water and applied to the skin, often as a counterirritant

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lotion

a liquid preparation for external application to the skin, usually to prevent or relieve dryness or irritation

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maxillary sinuses

air cavities in the maxilla (the upper jaw) below the bony orbit and above the hard palate that drain into the middle meatus of the nasal cavity

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medication administration record (MAR) medication administration record (MAR)

a document that is completed as per agency policy to verify that a patient's medications were administered as prescribed

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meniscus

the curved upper surface of a column of liquid

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metered-dose inhaler (MDI)

a medication-delivery device that disperses medication as an aerosol spray, mist, or powder into the airways via inhalation

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mydriatic

any drug that dilates the pupil

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narcotic

an umbrella term that has been used to refer to opioids, controlled substances, illicit drugs, central nervous system depressants, strong analgesics, and medications capable of causing physical dependence; opioid is the preferred term for a family of potent pharmacologic analgesics commonly referred to as narcotics

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naris

one of the external orices of the nose (plural, nares)

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nasal

pertaining to the nose

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nebulizer

a device for creating and delivering an aerosol spray

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NPO

nothing by mouth, derived from the Latin words nil per os

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ointment

a semisolid preparation, usually oily, for external application to the skin or mucous membranes and usually containing a medicinal substance

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ophthalmic

pertaining to the eye