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Name given to a drug to specify its chemical makeup; often long and complicated chemical name
Shorter name, less complicated, identifies the drug legally and scientifically generic name
Trademark name indicating the private property of the individual drug manufacturere brand name
Method of giving drugs by mouth Oral administration
Method of placing drugs under the tongue to dissolve in the saliva Sublingual administration
Method of giving drugs by suppository Rectal administration
Injection of drug from syringe Parenteral administration
Method of giving drugs by vapors or gases taken into the nose or mouth inhalation
Method of giving drugs by application to the skin Topical application
Drugs to lessen pain Analgesics
Agent that reduces or eliminates sensation Anesthetics
Chemical substance produced by microorganism or kills bacteria, fungi or parasites Antibiotics and Antivirals
Prevent clotting of blood Anticoagulants
Prevents or reduces frequency of convulsions in various type of epilepsy Anticonvulsants
Treats symptoms of depression Antidepressants
Used to treat diabetes mellitus Antidiabetics
Drugs that block the action of a histamine Antihistamines
used to treat osteoporosis Antiosteoporosis
Drugs that act on the heart or the blood vessels to treat hypertension, angina, mhyocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and arrhythmias Cardiovascular drugs
Medicine that depresses the central nervous system and promotes drowsiness and sleep Sedative-hypnotics
Drugs that act on the brain to speed up vital processes in cases of shock and collapse Stimulants
Drugs useful in controlling anxiety Tranquilizers
aer/o air
alges/o sensitivity to pain
bronch/o bronchial tube
chem/o drug
cras/o mixture
cutane/o skin
derm/o skin
erg/o work
esthes/o feeling, sensation
hist/o tissue
hypn/o sleep
iatr/o treatment
lingu/o tongue
myc/o mold, fungus
narc/o stupor
or/o mouth
pharmac/o drug
prurit/o itching
pyret/o fever
thec/o sheath
tox/o , toxic/o poison
vas/o vessel
ven/o vein
vit/o life
ana- upward, excessive, again
anti- against
contra- against, separate
par- other than, apart from
syn- together, with
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