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DISEASE PROCESS PHARMACOLOGY TERMS

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AMPULE A SMALL SLENDER, ALL GLASS CONTAINER WITH A NARROW CONTAINING CERTAIN LIQUID DRUGS FOR INJECTION OR INTERVENOUS USE
ANALGESIC A DRUG THAT SUPPRESSES PAIN WITHOUT SEDATION
ANESTHETIC, GENERAL A DRUG THAT ELIMINATES PAIN AND VOLUNTARY MUSCLE CONTROL BY INDUCING UNCONCONSCIOUSNESS
ANESTHETIC, LOCAL A DRUG THAT ELIMINATES PAIN PERCEPTION IN A LIMITED OR LOCAL AREA
ANTIBIOTIC A DRUG USED TO TREAT BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
ANTIDEPRESSANT A PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC DRUG THAT PRODUCES MOOD ELEVATION
ANTIFUNGAL A DRUG USED TO TREAT FUNGAL INFECTIONS
ANTIHISTAMINE A DRUG USED TO DECREASE THE SYMPTOMS OF INFLAMMATION CAUSE BY AN ALLERGIC REACTION
ANTIHYPERTENSIVE A DRUG THAT LOWERS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY A DRUG USED TO DECREASE THE SYMPTOMS OF INFLAMMATION
ANTINEOPLASTIC A DRUG THAT IS SELECTIVELY TOXIC TO RAPIDLY DIVIDING MALIGNANT CELLS USED TO TREAT CANCER
ANTIPRURITIC A DRUG THAT PREVENTS OR RELIEVES ITCHING
ANTISPASMODIC A DRUG THAT USED TO STOP THE SPASMS OF VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY MUSCLES
ANTITUSSIVE A DRUG THAT SUPPRESSES COUGHING
ANTIVIRAL A DRUG USED TO TREAT VIRAL INFECTIONS
BRONCHODILATOR A DRUG THAT RELAXES THE SMOOT MUSCLE AROUND THE BRONCHI AND DILATES THEM TO INCREASE AIR FLOW TO THE LUNGS
CORTICOSTEROID A DRUG THAT DECREASES SEVERE INFLAMMATION OR ITCHING BY SUPPRESSING THE RESPONSE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
DECONGESTANT A DRUG THAT DECREASES CONGESTION OF THE MUCOUS MEMBRANES IN THE SINUSES AND NOSE
DISINFECTANT AN AGENT THAT IS USED TO KILL MICROORGANISMS ON SURFACES AND INSTRUMENTS
DIURETIC A DRUG USED TO TREAT EDEMA AND HYPERTENSION BY CAUSING THE KIDNEYS TO EXCRETE MORE SODIUM AND WATER
DS ABBREVIATION FOR DOUBLE STRENGTH
DURACAP A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A TIME-RELEASE CAPSULE
ER ABBREVIATION OF EXTENDED RELEASE
EXPECTORANT A DRUG THAT THINS MUCUS IN THE RESPIRATORY TRACT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO COUGH IT UP
EXTENCAPS/TABS A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A TIME-RELEASE CAPSULE OR TABLET
GYROCAP A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A SLOW RELEASE CAPSULE
INFATAB A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A CHEWABLE TABLET THAT CONTAINS A PEDIATRIC-SIZE DOSAGE OF DRUG
KAPSEALS A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A BANDED CAPSULE
LIQUI-GELS A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A CAPSULE WITH A LIQUID DRUG
LA ABBREVIATION FOR LONG-ACTING
PLACEBO A PLACEBO HAS NO PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION; NO THERAPEUTIC EFFECT; NO SIDE EFFECTS. USE IN CLINICAL TRIALS
PROPHYLAXIS A DRUG GIVEN BEFORE THE ONSET OF A DISEASE OR CONDITION TO PREVENT OCCURRENCE
REPETABS A TERM USED TO DESIGNATE A SUSTAINED-RELEASE TABLET
SA A ABBREVIATION FOR SUSTAINED ACTION
SEQUELS A TERM USED TO DESIGNED A SLOW-RELEASE CAPSULE
SPANSULES A TERM TO DESIGNATE A SLOW-RELEASE CAPSULE
SR ABBREVIATION FOR SLOW RELEASE OR SUSTAINED RELEASE
VASODILATOR A DRUG THAT RELAXES THE SMOOT MUSCLE OF BLOOD VESSELS TO IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW
VASOPRESSOR A DRUG THAT CONSTRICTS THE SMOOTH MUSCLE OF BLOOD VESSELS TO INCREASE BLOOD PRESSURE
Created by: Lilyn Ta on 2011-03-11



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