Nursing Pharmacology suffix/prefix

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Nursing Pharmacology suffix/prefix
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2012-05-15 01:12:04
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Common prefixes and suffixes used in drug names
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  1. What is ceph- or cef-?
    cephalosporin antibiotics
  2. What is -cillin?
    penicillin antibiotics
  3. What is -cycline?
    tetracycline antibiotics
  4. What is -floxacin?
    Fluoroquinolone antibiotics
  5. What is -mycin or micin?
    Aminoglycoside antibiotics
  6. What is -romycin?
    macrolide antibiotics
  7. What is -azole?
    antifungal
  8. What is -vir?
    Antiviral
  9. What is -artan?
    angiotensin 2 receptor blocker
  10. What is -dipine or -mil?
    calcium channel blocker
  11. What is -olol?
    beta-adrenergic blocker (anti-HTN)
  12. What is -pril?
    ACEI
  13. What is -zosin?
    alpha-adrenergic blocker
  14. What is -prazole?
    PPI (reduces gastric acid production)
  15. What is -tidine?
    histamine H2 blocker (reduces gastric acid production)
  16. What is -ase?
    digestive enzyme or thrombolytic
  17. What is -ide?
    diuretic
  18. What is -lam or -pam?
    benzodiazapine
  19. What is -lax?
    laxative
  20. What is -mab?
    monoclonal antibody
  21. What is -parin?
    anticoagulant
  22. What is -sone?
    anti-inflammatory corticosteroid
  23. What is -statin?
    HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (cholesterol lowering)
  24. What is -triptan?
    antimigraine
  25. What is -coxib?
    Cox-2 inhibitor

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