Pharmacology 2

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Pharmacology 2
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2012-04-16 22:20:59
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  1. antacid
    gastrointestinal drug which naturalize the acid in the stomach
  2. antiarrhythmic
    cardiovascular drug which helps restore hear rhythm to regular cycle
  3. anticonvulsant
    a drug used to prevent convulsions eg epilepsy
  4. antidiarrheal
    drug used to prevent diarrhea
  5. antihistamine
    a drug which blocks the action of histamine in the body and helps prevent allergic symptoms
  6. antinauseant
    an agent which relieves nausea and vomiting
  7. cardiotonic
    drug which promotes the muscle tone (contractility) of the heart
  8. cathartic
    drug which relieves constipation
  9. cumulation
    the administration of small repeated doses of a drug so that the drug builds up, or accumulates, in the body
  10. depressant
    an agent that reduces functional activity
  11. diuretic
    a drug that promotes the production and excretion of urine. help reduces the volume of fluid in the body
  12. emetic
    an agent which promotes vomiting
  13. hypnotic
    an agent which induces sleep or dulls the senses
  14. idiosyncrasy
    a rare reaction to a drug or food
  15. metabolism
    combined chemical and physical process that takes place in the body
  16. parasympathomimetic agent
    a drug that acts by stimulating or mimicking the parasympathetic nervous system
  17. parenteral administration
    administration of drugs by inhection into the skin, muscles, or veins
  18. phenothiazines
    major tranquilizers used for control of psychosis
  19. sulfonamides
    antibacterial agents that act by halting the growth and reproduction of bacteria but do not kill the bacteria
  20. sympathomimetic
    a drug which acts like the sympathetic nervous system eg adrenaline (fight or flight reaction drug)

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