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Adrenergic
Mimics activity of dopamine sympathetic nervous system; treatment of shock, cardiac arrest.
Adrenergic Blocker
Lowers Blood pressure by stimulating alpha-adrenergic receptors in the CNS, causing vasodilation.
Anesthetic
Produce loss of feeling or sensation
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Lowers the blood pressure by blocking the conversion of angiotension I to angiotension II.
Antacid
Used to treat ulcers by neutralizing gastric acid.
Antianemic
Prevention & treatment of anemia's.
Antianginal
Increases blood flow to coronary arteries, resulting in complete or partial relief of symptoms.
Antianxiety
Used in the management of various forms of anxiety; cause generalized CNS depression.
Antiarrhythmic
Suppression of cardiac arrhythmias
Antiasthmatics
Management of acute & chronic episodes of reversible bronchoconstriciton.
Anticholinergic
Completely inhibit the activity (cholinergic blocker) of acetylcholine.
Anticoagulant
Prevent the formation & extension of a thrombus; interfere w/ clotting mechanism.
Anticonvulsant
Decrease or eliminate the occurrence of seizures.
Antidepressant
Used in the treatment of various forms of endogenous depression.
Antidiabetic
Used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus; lowers blood glucose levels; includes insulin & oral hypoglyemics.
Antidiarrheal
Control of acute & chronic diarrhea; slows intestinal motility & propulsion.
Antidote
Counteracts poisons & their effects.
Antiemetic
Treats or prevents nausea & vomiting
Antifungal
Treatment of fungal infections
Antiglaucoma Agent
Decreases intraocular pressure.
Antigout agent
Reduces inflammatory response or lowers serum uric acid.
Antihelmintic
Used to treat worms (roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, etc.)
Antihistamine
Block the effects of histamine at the H1 receptor; relieves symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Antihypertensive
Treatment of hypertension; lowers the blood pressure
Anti-infective
Treatment & prophylaxis of various bacterial infections
Antineeoplastic
Inhibit the maturation & proliferation of malignant cells; used in treatment of various tumors, lymphomas, leukemia's
Antiplatelet
Used to treat and/or prevent stroke & myocardial infarction; inhibits platelet aggregation.
Antiparkinson Agent
Relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's & assist in maintaining pt's mobility.
Antipsychotic
Management of acute & chronic psychoses; blocks dopamine receptors in brain.
Antipyretic
Reduces fever.
Antiretroviral
Management of HIV infection.
Antirheumatic
Management of rheumatoid arthritis.
Antitubercular
Destroy or inhibit the growth of mycobacteria; treatment of tuberculosis.
Antitussive
Relive coughing.
Anticulcer Agent
Neutralize or reduce the acidity of stomach & duodenal contents.
Antiviral
Inhibit viral replication.
Beta Blocker
Block the effects of the sympathetic nervous system; management of hypertension, angina, CHF, glaucoma.
Bone Resorption INhibitor
Treat & prevent osteoporosis
Bronchodilator
Relaces bronchial muscles & dilates the bronchi
Calcium Channel Blocker
Block calcium entry into vascular smooth muscle & myocardium; dilate coronary arteries; treatment of HTN
Choliniergic
Mimic the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Corticosteroid
Modify the normal immune modify the normal immune inflammation response & suppress
Decongestant
Reduces swelling of the nasal passages.
Diuretic
Increases the secretion of urine by the kidneys; treatment of HTN, edema associated w/ CHF.
Electrolyte
Used to treat electrolyte imbalances
Expectorant
Help raise respiratory secretions.
Hormone
Chemical substance produced by glands & secreted into bloodstream, regulating bloodstream, regulating activity of certain body organs.
Immune globulin
Provide immediate, short term immunity by injection of ready made antibodies from another human or an animal.
Immunosuppressant
Inhibit cell-mediated immune responses.
Intropic agent
Increase cardiac output mainly by direct myocardial effects & some peripheral vascular effects.
Laxative
Used to treat or prevent constipation
Lipi-lowering agent
Reduces blood lipids.
miotic
Contracts the pupil of the eye.
mydriatic
Dilates the pupil of the eye.
nonopioid anagesic
Used to control mild to moderate pain.
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory (NSAID)
Used to treat inflammatory conditions.
Opioid analgesic
Management of moderate to severe pain.
Sedative/Hypnotic
Used to treat various anxiety states & to provide sedation before procedures; used to treat insomnia.
Skeletal muscle relaxant
Used to treat spasticity associated w/ spinal cored disease or relief of acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Thrombolytic
Dissolve blood clots.
Toxoid
Stimulate the immune response to specific toxins.
Vaccine
Stimulate the immune response within the body to specific antigens.
Vasodilator
Produce relaxation of blood vessels; lowers BP
Casopressor
Produce contraction of the blood vessels.
Vitamin
Prevent & treat vitamin deficiencies.