Pharmacology

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Pharmacology
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2014-07-09 22:00:31
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  1. anticoagulants
    prevent blood clot formation
  2. antiarrhythmics
    counteract cardiac arrhythmias (dysrhythmias) by stabilizing the electrical conduction system of the heart
  3. antihypertensive
    treat hypertension (high blood pressure)
  4. beta blockers
    decrease heart rate and dilate arteries by blocking beta receptors
  5. diuretics
    block sodium from being absorbed back into the blood
  6. statins
    lower cholesterol levels in the blood and reduce its production in the liver by blocking the enzyme that produces it
  7. thrombolytic, clot busters
    dissolve blood clots and help prevent damage to the heart muscle
  8. antivirals
    inhibit development of specific viruses
  9. immunosuppressants
    suppress that immune response to prevent organ rejection after transplantation or to slow the progression of autoimmune disease

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