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Introduction Review Assignment

Due October 15

Collaboratively, BRIEFLY define each of the following terms

1. Adverse reaction - unwanted effect caused by the administration of a drug

2. Critical organ -The organ or physiological system that would first be subjected to radiation Not would be the first to reach maximum permissible amount of radiation, therefor it is the organ or system that receives the highest radiation dose. Minus 1

3. Anatomical landmark - A prominent structure or feature of the human body that can be located and described by visual inspection or palpation at the body's surface; used to define movements and postures.

4. Auxiliary equipment - electronic equipment not in direct commuincation (under the control of )the processing unit.

5. Acquire - to come into control or possession of something often by an unspecific means also to locate and to hold Not terms of NM, we acquire images or information, or TAKE Pictures and GATHER information. Minus 0.5

6. Contraindicated - is a factor or condition that increases the risk involved in using a particular drug or therapy

7. Fasting - refrain from the concumption of food and/or drinks for a period of time.

8. Attenuator - a device used for decreasing the amplitude of an electronic signal. In the case of nuclear medicine it would be something on the patient that "hides" something, makes it so we can't get an appropriate picture. (ex: belt, coins, kleenex, etc.) Tissue isn't an attenuator, although it MAY display as a hot spot if the tissue contains radioactive mucous. Minus 0.5

9. Consent - to give approval or to concord with opinion

10. Compliant - willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest

11. Immobilize - to hinder movment or use

12. Restrain -a device that restricts movement

13. Aseptic technique - is a set of specific practices and procedures performed under carefully controlled conditions with the goal of minimizing contamination by pathogens.

14. Bolus - a large dose of a substance given by injection for the purpose of rapidly achieving the needed therapeutic concentration in the bloodstream Remember that a flow study (3 Phase) requires a bolus injection, therefor it is Diagnostic concentration Minus 0.5

15. Trendelenburg position- a position in which a patient is on their back (supine position) with the head and chest lowered and the legs elevated.

16. Valsalva maneuver- a maneuver in which a person tries to exhale forcibly with a closed windpipe so that no air exits through the mouth or nose which impedes the return of venous blood to the heart.

Minus 2.5