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estrogen
a drug/hormone often prescribed to women during meopause to revent osteoporosis
progestogen
a female horomone used in the treatment of funcitonal bleeding and dysmenorrhea
gonadotropin
male and female horomone stimuli
androgen
male horomen stimulus
oral contraceptives
a combination of horomones used to prevent pregnancy
corticosteroids
one of many steroid drugs which slow down the inflammatory response of the ody and is often used in treating allergies, inuries, arthritis and auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis
antidiabetic
drug used to maintain blood sugar balance
thyroid
a drug /horomone taken by persons with thyroid deficiencies
additive
the effect fo two drugs equal the sum of the effects of each
cumulative
the concentration of the drug in the body increases with each successive dose
synergistic
combined effects of drugs less than the effects of sum of individual drugs
analgesic
a drug used to relieve pain
tolerance
drug dosemust be increased to maintain the same response
sedative
a drug that has a calming effect and may induce sleep
toxicity
potentially harmful or poisonous side effects from use of a drug
hypnotic
a drug used to induce sleep
tranquilizer
a drug used that has a dsedative effect without producing sleep
anesthetic
a drug that takes away pain
stimulant
a drug which stimulates the nervous system
antiarrhythmic
a drug that works against a condition where there is irregular heart beat
antianginal
a drug thtat works against a condition where there is sever heart pain
antihypertensive
a drug that lowers blood pressure
antilipemic
a drug that lowers cholesterol levels
anticoagulant
a drug that prevenbts blood from clotting
anticoagulant
a drug that prevenbts blood from clotting
diuretic
drug that produces increased urination
vasodilator
drug that causes vessels to expand in diameter
vasoconstrictor
drug that causes vessels to become smaller in diameter
antiacid
drug used to neutralize acid in the stomach
antidiarrheal
drug which slows down the passage of waste from the bowel
antinauseant
drug whic acts to reduce nausea
laxative
drug which produces increased waste formthe bowel
emetic
drug that induces vomiting
vitamins
any group of synthetic or naturally occuring substances essential in small quantitites to normal metabolism
minerals
any group of naturally occuring or manufactured inorganic substances essential in small quantitites to normal metabolism
parenteral
a total nutritional supplememnt which is "fed" by means of a catheter into the blood stream by means of a major vein
antihistamine
a drug which neutralizes or ingibits the effect of histamine in the body and is used chiefly in the treatment of allergic disorders and colds
antitussive
a drug which inhibits coughing
expectorant
any drug which promotes the expulsion of fluid or phlegm from the lungs