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  • Adenomatous —pertaining to a benign tumor composed of epithelial cells

  • Adulteration —the addition or substitution of an impure, weaker, cheaper, or possibly toxic substance in a formulation or product

  • Affinity —a force causing agents to combine

  • Agonist —a drug that binds to the receptor and stimulates the receptor’s function

  • Alimentary —pertaining to the digestive tract

  • Alopecia —the absence or loss of hair

  • Anabolic —the building of tissues

  • Anaerobe —a microorganism that can live and grow in the absence of oxygen

  • Androgenic —causing masculinization

  • Antigenic —the ability to produce antibodies

  • Antiperistaltic —the loss of the wave of contractions in the gastrointestinal tract moving toward the end point

  • Antagonists —a drug that has affinity for a cell receptor and, by binding to it, prevents the cell from responding to an agonist

  • Arthropathy —general term for joint disease

  • Ataxia —defective muscular coordination

  • Atrial fibrillation —quivering or spontaneous contraction of individual cardiac muscle fibers

  • Attenuated —to make less virulent

  • Autoimmune —a condition in which antibodies are produced against the body’s own tissues

  • Bactericidal —capable of killing bacteria

  • Bacteriostatic —inhibiting or retarding bacterial growth

  • Basal —baseline or resting

  • Bioavailability —the rate and extent to which an active drug or metabolite enters the general circulation, permitting access to the site of action

  • Bioequivalence —pertaining to a drug that has the same effect on the body as another drug, usually one nearly identical in its chemical formulation

  • Bolus —dose of medication administered rapidly or all at once to decrease the response time

  • Buccal —relating to the cheek or mouth

  • Capsid —the protein covering the central core of a virus

  • Capsule —a special container made of gelatin, sized for a single dose of a drug

  • Centrally acting —pertaining to a drug or medication that works through the central nervous system

  • Cardiomyopathy —any disease that affects the heart muscle, diminishing cardiac performance

  • Chemotactic —the movement of additional white blood cells to an area of inflammation in response to the release of chemical mediators by neutrophils, monocytes, and injured tissue

  • Device —an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including any component, part, or accessory, which is intended for the use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals

  • Direct acting —pertaining to a drug or medication that works directly on a specific site or tissue

  • Dissolution —the process by which a solid enters into solution

  • Dyslipidemia —abnormal amount of lipids in the blood

  • Efficacy —the ability to produce a desired effect

  • Elixir —a clear liquid containing water, alcohol, sweeteners, or flavors; used in the compounding of oral medicines

  • Endogenous —produced or originating from within a cell or organism

  • Enkephalin —a peptide produced in the brain, which acts as an opioid to produce analgesia

  • Enteral —within or by way of the intestine

  • Ergogenic —having the ability to increase work, especially to increase the potential for work output

  • Exogenous —originating outside an organ or part

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