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Drug Classifications


ACEinhibitor Inhibits conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a potent vasocontrictor. ex: relaxation of blood vessels occur (vasodialator)
Aminoglycoside Used to treat serious infections by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis by binding to ribosomal subunits. Dose to be adjusted according to plasma concentrations in the blood
Analgesic Used to relieve pain. Suppresses pain without rendering the patient unconscious
Anesthetic Reduces or eliminate pain, general, local or topical
Anorexiant Used to decrease appetite
Antacid Neutralizes excess gastric acid
Anthelmintic Eradicates intestinal worms
Anti-acne Controls acne vulgaris
Antianginal Dialates blood vessels; used to treat angina pectoris, pain in the chest
Antianxiety Used in the treatment of anxiety disorders that do not require excessive sedation
Created by: zkathleen