Drug Class Definitions

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Drug Class Definitions
2012-03-06 21:55:14
Drug Class Definitions

Drug Class Definitions
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  1. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors block the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Avoiding Angiotensin II may avoid increased blood pressure and vascoconstriction. they usually have the suffix "PRIL"
    A.C.E. Inhibitors
  2. Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blockers block Angiotensin 2 enzymes from specific receptor sites. Avoiding Angiotensin 2 activity helps prohibit vasoconstriction. they usually have the suffix "ARTAN"
  3. inhibit the reproduction of new Bacteria cells. there are seveal varieties and Drug Class Definitions of Anti-Biotics.
  4. suppress the rapid firing of neurons in the nervous system(brain).
  5. lower glucose levels in the blood. they are only used to treat Type II Diabetes
    Anti-Diabetics / Sulfonylureas
  6. also known as "Benzo's". Benzos are used as anti anxiety agents, muscle relaxants, sedatives, and hypnotics. they usually have the suffix "PAM"
  7. Also known as Beta-adrenergic blocking agents. Block adrenaline receptors, which are part of the central nervous system and mediate a "Fight or flight" response, which would cause actions in the heart. they usually have the suffix "OLOL"
    Beta Blockers (B1)
  8. Calcuim channel blockers work by clocking calcium channels in caridac muschle and blood vessels, thereby slowing down activity in the heart.
    Calcium channel blockers
  9. Diuretics are primarily used to treat hypertension. they promote evacuation of water from the body, which decreased the load on the cardiocascular system.
  10. Also, known as STATINS, they inhibit the body's cholesterol production and usually have the suffix "STATIN"
    HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  11. Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly used as pain killers and fever reducers. they are non-narcotic and can be sold OTC
  12. provide an anagesic effect by decreasing the perception of pain and increase pain tolerance
  13. Inhibit the action of th egastric proton pump, therby reducing gastric acid production. they usually have the suffix "PRAZOLE"
    Proton Pump Inhibitors
  14. Selective Seratonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors increase the body's Seratonin level by inhibiting its re-uptake into the Presynaptic cell. Commonly indicated as an Anti-Depressant