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A

Absolute risk reduction (ARR)

Active ingredient

Adverse events

Adverse Medicines Events (AME) Line

Adverse reactions

Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines (ACSOM)

Allergen

Alveoli

Anecdotal evidence

Anti-inflammatory medicines

Antibiotics

Approval of a medicine (including newly approved medicines)

B

Bacteria

Benefits

Blood clots

Body mass index (BMI)

Bronchi

Bronchioles

C

Chlamydia

Clinical trials

Common side effect

Complementary medicines

Concession card holders

Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets

Contraindications

Control groups

D

Double-blinding

E

Efficacy

Evidence

Evidence-based medicine

F

Febrile convulsions

G

Glaucoma

H

Head-to-head comparison

Health professionals

High-density lipoprotein (HDL)

Hypoglycaemia

I

Immunisation

Indications

Interactions

K

Ketoacidosis

L

Laboratory or animal studies

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

M

Medical condition

Medicines

Meta-analysis

O

Observational studies

Over the counter (OTC)

P

Patient support groups

PBS listing

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Placebo

Post-marketing surveillance

Pre-clinical trials

Precautions

Prescription medicines

Product information (PI)

Publication bias

R

Randomised clinical trials

Rare side effect

Relative risk reduction (RRR)

Risk

RS promo test - conditions

S

Safety net

Safety profile

Side effects

Statins

Statistical significance

Symptoms

T

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Thromboembolism

Thrombus, thrombi

U

Uncommon side effect

V

Vaccination

Very common side effect

Virus

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