GLOSSARY of TERMS
Target of Therapeutic Action

Cardiovascular - relating to the heart and the blood vessels or the circulation
Cerebral - relating tho the cerebrum (cerebral cortex and ganglia)
Dental - relating to the teeth
Endocrine - relating to internal secretions, most commonly into the systemic circulation
Ear, Nose, and Throat - relating to disorders of the ear, nose and throat
Female Reproductive - relating to the reproductive organs of a woman
Genitourinary - (syn Urogentital) relating to the organs of reproduction and urination
Gastrointestinal - relating to the stomach and intestines
Immune - relating to the system responsible for keeping te body from acquiring a given infectious disease
Liver and Kidney
- relating to disorders of the liver and kidney
Mental Disorder - relating to disorders of the mind
Male Reproductive - relating to the reproductive organs of a man
Musculoskeletal - relating to muscles and to the skeletal
Neoplasms - relating to abnormal tissue growth or tumor formation
Nervous - relating to a nerve or the nerves
Nutritional Disorders - relating to the process of nourishing by food or related substances
Obstetrics/Gynecologic - relating to the medical care of women during pregnancy and childbirth
Ophthalmalic - relating to the eye
Pain
- relating to unpleasant sensory and/or emotional experience associated with actual tissue damage or uterine contractions in childbirth
Poisoning - relating to the administratering of any substance (a poison) either taken internally or applied externally that is injurious to health or dangerous to sustaining life
Respiratory - relating to respiration
Skin - injuries relating to the damage or wound or trauma
Unspecified Systemic Disorders - relating to the entire body as distinguished from any of its individual parts

 

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