Nursing General # 2 : Nursing Course


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A medication most commonly used for the relief of asthma symptoms is called a

Bronchodilator

Rationale: Patients with breathing conditions may be required to partake in any number of breathing treatments. The most common is use of bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are a category of medication that causes the smooth muscles of the airway to relax and allows the size of the airways to the lungs to become enlarged. These can be labeled as short-acting beta agonists and long-acting beta agonists. The type of medication most often associated with bronchodilators is Albuterol.


A collection of blood in tissues is called

Hematoma

Rationale: When choosing a needle size for a patient, there are a number of things to consider. One is site selection. Where is the medication required to go? Another is the type of tissue you will be penetrating with the needle. You also need to consider how deep you will need to penetrate with the needle. For patient comfort, you should always consider using the smallest needle possible for the job at hand. The larger the number, the smaller the needle’s diameter. For example, an 18 gauge needle is significantly larger than a 27 gauge needle. Another benefit to using smaller needles is that it reduces the possibility for hematoma, which is a collection of blood in the tissues.


The term used to describe something moving into or out of the spinal space is called

Intrathecal

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A laxative with increased strength is called a

Cathartic

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Glass containers of medications that require breaking a thin neck before use are called

Ampules

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A type of medication given to help dilate blood vessels is called

Vasodilator

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An agent that is mixed with a medication to make it less potent is called a

Diluent

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A crushing pain felt in the chest is called

Angina Pectoris

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The medication category that is most commonly referred to as the painkiller is called

Analgesics

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A category of medication that causes relaxation and sleepiness is called

Barbiturate

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