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Pharmaceutical Terminology (U.S.)


Our Pharmaceutical Terminology (U.S.) measures your knowledge of the core terminology and concepts used within the pharmaceutical industry. Designed for all pharmaceutical professionals, this test covers the following topics: Prescriptions, Drug Classifications, Pharmacy Law, Pharmacy Calculations, and Pharmaceutical Preparations. This test will verify an individual's knowledge of the concepts and subjects tested. The results of this test do not imply that the individual possess the necessary skills to perform a specific procedure, nor treatment, nor is licensed, nor authorized, to practice any health care profession under any applicable laws.

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Test Outline

Drug Classification
Cardiovascular Drugs
Central Nervous System Drugs
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Genito-urinary Drugs
Topical Drugs
Drug Nomenclature
Accepted Drug Name Abbreviations
Prefixes and Suffixes
Medication Misadventures
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Medication Errors
Side Effects
Medication Orders/ Prescriptions
Directions for Use
Prescription Requirements
Pharmaceutical Calculations
Concentration and Dilution
Osmolarity and Isotonicity
Weights and Measures
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Accepted Abbreviations for Prescription Writing
Dosage forms
Nonsterile Compounding/ Repackaging
Routes of Administration
Sterile Compounding
Absorption of Drugs in the Body
Distribution of Drugs in the Body
Elimination of Drugs from the Body
Metabolism of Drugs in the Body
Pharmacy Law
Controlled Substances
Investigational studies
Prescriptive Authority
Regulatory Bodies
Purchasing and inventory
Products Requiring Special Handling
Storage of Drugs