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anesthetic
drug that temporarily blocks transmission of nerve conduction to produce a loss of sensations (eg: pain)
antibiotic
drug that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms
anti-fungal
drug that kills or prevents the grown of fungi
antihistamine
drug that blocks effects of histamine in the body
antihistamine:
- histamine
a regulating body substance released in excess during allergic reactions causing swelling & inflammation of tissues
(eg: in urticaria (hives), hay fever)
anti-inflammatory
drug that reduces inflammation
antipruritic
drug that relieves itching
antiseptic
an agent that inhibits growth of infectious microorgan