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-scope
instrument for inspection
-scopy
procedure involving use of an instrument for inspection
-graph
instrument or machine that records
-graphy
procedure of producing a record with a machine
-gram
the record of the results of the procedure using a machine or device that records
-meter
an instrument that measures or records
-metry
procedure of using an instrument that measures or records
enteral
by mouth
parenteral
by passing the mouth (IV, intravenous)
analgesic
pain reliever
sedative
a calming agent that interferes with mental activity
hypnotic
induces sleep
tranquilizer
tranquil/calm, doesn't interfere with mental processes
anesthetic
a deep sleep-inducing agent with which no pain is felt
stimulant
something that speeds you up
amphetamine
stimulant found in diet pill, street drugs
caffeine
stimulant found in many common foods, coffee, chocolate, cola and many drugs
psycho active drugs
meant to change the mind
antiarrhythmics
keep heart rhythm normal
antiangina
against angina (heart pain)
antihypertensive
against high blood pressure
antilipemics
helps lower cholesterol (against lipids)
anticoagulant
thin the blood (against coagulation)
diuretics
increase secretion of urine
vasodilators
dilates veins
antihistamine
against histamine (allergy protein)
antitussive
cough medicine (against cough)
expectorant
bring up and out (to spit)
antacid
against acid (heart burn)
antidiarrheal
against diarrhea
laxative
to loosen (stool)
antiulcer
against ulcer
antinausea
against nausea
emetics
induces vomiting
oral contraceptive
against conception, taken by mouth (pregnancy prevention)
estrogen
female reproductive hormone
progesterone
the other female hormone
testosterone
the male hormone
corticosteroid
steroid of the cortex
antidiabetic
against diabetes
antithyroid (??)
desiccated thyroidal hormone
Medical term for aspirin
acetylsalicylic acid
cardiovascual accident
heart attack (??)
myocardial infraction
damage done to the heart after a heart attack (??)
rheumatoid arthritis
chronic inflammation of the joints
osteoarthritis
inflammation of the bone joints
cephalgia
head ache
myalgia
muscle ache
pyrexia
fever
contra-
against
indication
giving a drug
reaction (to a drug)
adverse or undesired reaction to a substance given for it's pharmacological effects.
tinnitus
ringing of the ears