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Drug Classifications

Antitussive Relieves cough
Anticoagulant Prevents or delays blood clotting
Analgesic Relieves pain
Antacid Neutralizes Stomach Acid
Contraceptive Prevents conception and pregnancy
Bronchodilator Dilates the bronchi
Laxative Loosens stool and encourages bowel elimination
Antidepressant Prevents or relieves the symptoms of depression
Anticonvulsant Prevents or relieves convulsions
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Relieves fever, pain, and inflammation
Antimanic Treats the manic episode of manic-depressive disorder
Antifungal Kills fungi and yeast
Vasopressor Elevates blood pressure by constricting blood vessels
Antidote Counteracts poisons and their effect
Anesthetic Produces a lack of feeling
Hemostatic Controls bleeding
Antibiotic Inhibits or destroys bacteria
Diuretic Increases urination
Hypoglycemia Lowers blood glucose levels
Hypnotic Produces sleep
Sedative Produces a calming effect
Antianxiety Relieves anxiety and muscle tension
Muscle Relaxant Relaxes muscles
Antiarrhythmic Controls cardiac arrhythmias
Anticholinergic Blocks parasympathetic nerve impulses
Antidiarrheal Prevents or relieves diarrhea
Antipsychotic Treats psychotic symptoms
Antineoplastic Kills malignant cells
Expectorant Increases removal of bronchopulmonary mucous secretions
Vasodilator Lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels
Tranquilizer Reduces tension and anxiety
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