hormone secreted by the adrenal gland
acts on the immune system
suppresses body response to infection or trauma
a drug added to prescription to hasten or enhance the action of an ingrediant
drugs that block the alpha 1 receptors found in the smooth muscle in the bladder, neck, and prostate causing RELAXATION
agent that neutralizes stomach acid
actions vary dependent on product. Used to correct and prevent vitamin deficiencies.
used to calm individuals, without sedating them.
depresses pain impulse transmission at spinal cord. Used to control moderate to severe pain.
Treats inflammation, mild to moderate pain, and fever. It also reduces blood clotting to help prevent strokes and heart attacks. Used for headaches, arthritis, and cramps.
increase moisture content in stool, increase peristalsis and soften stools. Used for constipation.
protective agents applied to the skin, to help protect and alleviate itching and irrittion.
increase excretion of water and sodium and potassium excretion. Used for hypertension, edema and glaucoma.
relaxes bronchial smooth muscle and increase diameter of nasal passages. Used for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or other obstructive pulmonary diseases.
block stimulation of cardiac smooth muscle
selective beta adrenergic blocker
produce fall in blood pressure. Used for hypertension, dysrhythmias and angina.
nonselective beta adrenergic blocker
potentiate effects of GABA which results in decreased anxiety. Used for phobic disorders, acute alcohol withdrawal, and relaxation.
decrease impulse transmissions to cerebral cortex. Used in epilepsy, for sedation, insomnia, and as an anesthetic.
interfere with DNA synthesis. Used for herpes simplex virus, advanced HIV.
liquefy and decrease secretions
suppress cough reflex
inhibit RNA or DNA decreasing tubercle bacilli replication. Used for pulmonary tuberculosis
Cholinergic and Dopamine agonists – increase dopamine activity. Used as a treatment in Parkinson’s.
Alkylating/Antimetabolites/Antibiotic/Hormonal/Miscellaneous – cross-link strands of DNA, inhibit DNA and RNA synthesis, and change hormonal environment. Used to treat leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma and other tumors.
inhibit growth and replication of bacteria. Used as treatment in bacterial, rickettsial, and spirochete infections.
reduces cardiac output, blood pressure, heart rate by relaxing smooth muscles and/or vasodilation. Used for hypertension, heart failure, angina and dysrhythmias.