Drug Glossary and Definition
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Table of Contents
- Drug List and Classification
- Drug Prescription for Disease
- Drug Over-the-Counter (OTC)
- Drug Prescription Abbreviations and Meanings
- Drug Schedules to the Rules
- Drug Mechanism of Action (MOA)
- Drug Glossary and Definition
- Medical Abbreviations
- Pharmacist Role
- Dosage Forms
Drug Glossary - R
|Drugs that belong to the family of antihypertensives (drugs that lower blood pressure). Rauwolfia alkaloids are not used as extensively as in years past. They include alseroxylon, deserpidine, rauwolfia serpentina, reserpine.
|Recommended daily allowance of a vitamin or mineral.
|The worsening or return of symptoms when a drug (such as a decongestant) is discontinued or a patient no longer responds to it.
|Pertaining to the kidney.
|Innermost covering of the eyeball on which the image is formed.
|A group of drugs that are synthetic vitamin A-like compounds used to treat skin conditions. These drugs include etretinate, isotretinoin and retinoic acid.
|Special x-rays or CT scans of the organs attached to the abdominal wall behind the peritoneum (the covering of the intestinal tract and lining of the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities).
|Rare, sometimes fatal, disease of children that causes brain and liver damage.
|Bone disease caused by vitamin D deficiency. Bones become bent and distorted during infancy or childhood.