Nursing General # 2 : Nursing Course


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A category of medication that causes relaxation and sleepiness is called

Barbiturate

Rationale: Patients that are diagnosed with seizure conditions often are prescribed medications to help them curtail or at least manage the condition. Barbiturates are a category of drug that is often prescribed to seizure patients and pain syndromes. Barbiturates work by depressing the central nervous system and secondarily as a pain reliever. The addictive potential of barbiturates is high, and can lead to coma and death when abused. Mixing alcohol with barbiturates can exacerbate the effects exponentially.


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.


A crushing pain felt in the chest is called

Angina Pectoris

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A laxative with increased strength is called a

Cathartic

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

Bronchodilator

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

Ampules

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

Analgesics

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

Intrathecal

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