The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

Terms & Definitions


  1. Define pharmacy.
  2. Define dispensing.
  3. What is meant by a prescription?
  4. Define pharmacology.
  5. Describe the difference between side effects and toxic actions.
  6. What is meant by the generic name of a drug?
  7. What is meant by the proprietary name of a drug?
  8. Why might a drug with a low therapeutic index be more dangerous than one with a high therapeutic index?
  9. What is the Cascade System?
  10. What is meant by therapeutics?
  11. What is an empirical treatment?
  12. What is meant by complimentary medicine?