Ear: Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications

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  1. antibiotic
    drug that inhibits the growth of or destroys mincroorganisms; used to treat diseases caused by bacteria
  2. antihistamine
    drug that blocks the effects of histamine
  3. histamine
    regulating body substance released in excess during allergic reactions that cause swelling and inflammation of tissues; seen in hay fever, urticaria (hives)
  4. anti-inflammatory
    drug that reduces inflammation
  5. decongestant
    drug that reduces congestion and swelling of membranes, such as those of the nose and eustachian tube after infection
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Ear: Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications
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