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What drug classification is
associated with "-azepam"?
benzodiazepine
class of psychoactive drugs considered minor tranquilizers. useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, agitation, seizures, and muscle spasms, as well as alcohol withdrawal.
What drug classification is
associated with "-astine"?
antihistamine
H1-antihistamines are clinically used in the treatment of histamine-mediated allergic conditions
What drug classification is
associated with "-azosin"?
vasodilator
A vasodilator is a substance that causes vasodilation
What drug classification is associated with "-bamate"?
tranquilizers
substance that depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, and slowed breathing, as well as slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes
What drug classification is associated with "barb"?
barbiturate
Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system depressants. mild sedation to anesthesia. Some are also used as anticonvulsants.
What drug classification is
associated with "-caine"?
local anesthetic
A local anesthetic is an agent that interrupts pain impulses in a specific region of the body without a loss of patient consciousness
What drug classification is
associated with "cef"?
cephalosporin
Cephalosporins are a group of antibiotics used to treat infections occurring in a variety of places in the body
What drug classification is
associated with "cefp"?
cephalosporin
Cephalosporins are a group of antibiotics used to treat infections occurring in a variety of places in the body
What drug classification is
associated with "ceph"?
cephalosporin
Cephalosporins are a group of antibiotics used to treat infections occurring in a variety of places in the body
What drug classification is
associated with "-cillin"?
penicillin antibiotic
beta-lactam antibiotics used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible, usually Gram-positive, organisms.
What drug classification is
associated with "cod"?
narcotic analgesic
Narcotic analgesics act in the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.
What drug classification is
associated with "-conazole"?
antifungal agent
A drug used to treat fungal infections
What drug classification is
associated with "cort"?
steroidal anti-inflammatory
Many steroids, specifically glucocorticoids, reduce inflammation by binding to cortisol receptors
What drug classification is

associated with "-cyline"?
tetracycline antibiotic
Tetracyclines are a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics whose general usefulness has been reduced with the onset of bacterial resistance
What drug classification is associated with "-dopa"?
dopamine receptor agonists
class of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease that mimick the action of naturally occurring dopamine
What drug classification is
associated with "-ectin"?
antiparasitic
Effective in the treatment of parasites
What drug classification is
associated with "estro"?
estrogen
hormone
Estrogen is a hormone manufactured by a woman's body
What drug classification is associated with "flox"?
quinolone
antibiotic
Quinolones and fluoroquinolones form a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. They are derived from nalidixic acid.
What drug classification is
associated with "-glitazone"?
antidiabetic
agent
# preventing or relieving diabetes
What drug classification is
associated with "-micin"?
aminoglycoside
antibiotics
# A class of antibiotics which act by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis within the bacteria which results in the death of the bacteria
What drug classification is
associated with "-mycin"?
macrolide
antibiotic
# The macrolides are a group of drugs (typically antibiotics) whose activity stems from the presence of a macrolide ring, a large lactone ring to which one or more deoxy sugars, usually cladinose and desosamine, are attached. The lactone ring can be either 14, 15 or 16-membered. Macrolides belong to the polyketide class of natural products.
What drug classification is
associated with "nitr"?
coronary
vasodilator
drugs used to cause dilation of the coronary blood vessels.
What drug classification is
associated with "-olol"?
beta-blocker
# a group of medications that act to block á1 or á2 (or both) adrenergic receptors in the nervous system. Beta-blockade slows the heart rate, reduces blood pressure and reduces anxiety
What drug classification is
associated with "-olone"?
steroidal
anti-inflammatory
Many steroids, specifically glucocorticoids, reduce inflammation by binding to cortisol receptors
What drug classification is
associated with "-pril"?
aCE inhibitor
ACE inhibitors treat high blood pressure and other conditions
What drug classification is
associated with "-profen"?
nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory
medications used primarily to treat inflammation, mild to moderate pain, and fever.
What drug classification is
associated with "-semide"?
loop diuretic
A diuretic is a type of drug that removes water from the body. Loop diuretics are a particularly powerful type of diuretic used for treating heart failure.
What drug classification is associated with "-statin"?
HMG-CoA
reductase inhibitor
lower cholesterol levels in people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease.
What drug classification is
associated with "sulfa"?
sulfa antibiotic
ynthetic antimicrobial agents that contain the sulfonamide group
What drug classification is
associated with "-thiazide"?
thiazide diuretic
Thiazide diuretics are a family of drugs that remove water from the body
What drug classification is
associated with "-tidine"?
H2 blocker
H2-antagonists are clinically used in the treatment of acid-related gastrointestinal conditions
What drug classification is
associated with "-triptan"?
antimigraine
medication
medication used to treat migrains
What drug classification is
associated with "-triptyline"?
tricyclic
antidepressant
Tricyclic antidepressants are used in numerous applications; mainly indicated for the treatment of clinical depression, neuropathic pain, nocturnal enuresis, and ADHD
What drug classification is
associated with "vir"?
antiviral
medication used specifically for treating viral infections.
What drug classification is
associated with "-vudine"?
antiviral
medication used specifically for treating viral infections.