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ANALGESICS -
drugs prescribed for pain relief that will not cause loss of conciousness

Demerol, Morphine
ANESTHETICS -
produce loss of sensation, general or local


Novacaine
ANTIANXIETY -
quiet, calming effect, induces sleep, slows reaction time. Mild tranquilizer

Valium, Versed, Ativan
ANTIARRHYTHMIC -
prevents irregularity in or loss of rhythm of the heartbeat


Cardizem, Amiordarone
ANTIBIOTICS -
kills bacteria



Penicillin
ANTICHOLINERGICS -
reduce smooth muscle tone of respiratory tract. decrease secretions
ANTICOAGULANTS -
prevent clot formation



Heparin
ANTICONVULSANTS -
prevent or control seizures



Dilantin
ANTIDEPRESSANTS -
treatment of depression



Elavil
ANTIEMETICS -
prevents vomiting



Phenogren, Compazine
ANTIHISTAMINES -
prevents allergic reactions



Benadryl
ANTIHYPERTENSIVES -
used to treat moderate of severe hypertension
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
treatment of inflammation



Motrin
ANTIPSYCHOTIC -
major tranquilizers, used to treat psychiatric disorders.


Thorazine
ANTIULCER -
used to treat gastric disorders that cause acid in the stomach


Tagamet
BRONCHODILATORS -
relaxes smooth muscles of airway. asthma, respiratory arrest


Ephedrine, Adrenaline
COAGULANTS -
used to control or speed up clotting of blood


Vitamin K
CORTICOSTEROIDS -
used for chronic or acute inflammation
DIURETIC -
an agent that increases secretion of urine


Lasix
EMETICS -
produces vomiting


Ipecac
HORMONES -
stimulates the function of certain glands
LAXATIVES -
eliminate feces



Ducolax
SEDATIVES -
also known as hypnotics, used to depress the CNS. mild sedation
STIMULANTS -
increase CNS activity
VASOCONSTRICTORS -
cause blood vessels to constrict
CATHARTICS -
stimulates peristalsis, promotes defecation, laxative


Magnesium Citrate
ANTIPYRETIC -
reduce fever
VASODILATORS -
causes blood vessels to dilate



Nitroglycerin