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What is the mechanism of action for Benzodiazapines?
They bind to the GABA(a) receptor.
What is the mechanism of action for Cephalosporins?
Beta lactam irreversible inhibitors of enzyme which makes peptidoglycan layer in cell wall.
What is the mechanism of action for NSAIDs?
They inhibit enzymatic biosynthesis of prostaglandins(both COX-1 and COX-2.)
What is the mechanism of action for Furosemide?
Acts in the ascending loop of henle, blocking the Na/K/CL symporter.
What is the mechanism of action for Macrolides?
Interfere with bacterial protein synthesis.(Better with gram positive bacteria)
What is the mechanism of action for Beta Blockers?
Occupy B-Adrenergic receptors and competitively reduce receptor occupation.
What is the mechanism of action for Bisphosponates?
Binds to osteoclasts and destroys them.
What is the mechanism of action for Prednisone?
Binds with transcription factors decreasing the transcription of leukocytes.
What is the mechanism of action for Metformin?
Restrains hepatic glucogenesis, thereby incresing glucose utilization in the periphery.
What is the mechanism of action for COX-2 Inhibitors?
Inhibit COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for the production of prostaglandins.
What is the mechanism of action for Non-sedating Antihistamines?
Selective peripheral H1 receptor antagonists, but have low affinity for CNS receptors.
What is the mechanism of action for HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors?
Competitive inhibition of HMG-CoA.
What is the mechanism of action for Proton Pump Inhibitors?
Irreversibly inhibit the gastric parietal cell's Na/H pump.