Chapter 9: Respiratory System; Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications

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Chapter 9: Respiratory System; Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications
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2011-07-27 01:53:23
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  1. antibiotic
    drug that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms
  2. anticoagulant
    drug that dissolves, or prevents the formation of, thrombi or emboli in the blood vessels
  3. antihistamine
    drug that neutralizes or inhibits the effects of histamine
  4. histamine
    compound in the body that is released by injured cells in allergic reactions, inflammation, etc., causing constriction of bronchial smooth muscle, dilation of blood vessels, etc.
  5. bronchodilator
    drug that dilates the muscular walls of the bronchi
  6. expectorant
    drug that breaks up mucus and promotes coughing

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