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ACE Inhibitor
Lowers blood pressure.
amphetamine
central nervous system stimulant
analgesic
relieves pain
adrogen
male hormone
anesthetic
reduces or eliminates sensation
angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist
lowers blood pressure by preventing angiotensin from acting on receptors in blood vessels
antacid
neutralizes acid in stomach
antiandrogen
slows the uptake of androgens or interferes with their binding in tissues
antiarrhythmic
treates abnormal heart rhythms
antibiotic
chemical substance--kills or inhibits foreign organisms
anticoagulant
prevents blood clotting
anticonvulsant
prevents convulsions
antidepressant
relieves symptoms of depression
antidiabetic
prevents or alleviates diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal
prevents diarrhea
antiemetic
prevents nausea and vomiting
antihistamine
blocks action of histamine
antinauseant
relieves nausea
antiplatelet
reduces the tendency of platelets to stick together
antiulcer
inhibits the secretion of acid by cells of the lining of the stomach
antiviral
acts against viruses
aromatase inhibitor
reduces the amount of estrogen in the blood
bactericidal
Kills Bacteria
bacteriostatic
Inhibits bacterial growth
beta-blocker
blocks the action of epinephrine at sites on receptors of heart muscles
bisphosphonate
prevents bone loss in osteoporosis
caffeine
central nervous system stimulant
calcium antagonist
blocks the entrance of calciumn into heart muscle. Used as antiarrhythmic....
cardiovascular
acts on the heart and blood vessels ACE, diuretics
cathartics
relieves constipation
diuretic
increases the production of urine--reduces volume of fluid in body
emetic
promotes vomiting
endocrine
a hormone or homone-like drug
estrogen
female hormone responsible for secondary sex characteristics
gastrointestinal
relieves symptoms of diseases in the gi tract
glucocorticoid
hormone from the adrenal cortex that raises blood sugar and reduces inflammation
hypnotic
produces sleep
laxative
weak cathartic
narcotic
habit-forming analgesic
progestin
female hormone that affects the lining of the uterus during pregnancy
purgative
strong cathartic
respiratory
treats asthma, emphysema, and infections of the respiratory system
sedative
hypnotic drug that relaxes you
SERM
selective estrogen modulator with estrogen-like effect on bones and fat metabolism
stimulant
excites and promotes activity
thyroid hormone
stimulates cellular metabolism
tranquilizer
controls anxiety