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TermDefinition
Muscle Relaxant Causes skeletal muscle relaxation, used to reduce muscle spasms and inhibits muscle contraction
Narcotic Often addictive, relieves pain and induces sleep, includes opium and its derivatives
Narcotic Analgesic High abuse potential; used to relieve severe pain
Nasal Decongestant Constricts vessels in nasal passages
Nonsteriodal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) Mild to moderate pain, both analgesic and anti-inflammatory action
Opiate Narcotic derived or related to opium
Parasiticide Destroys parasites in the skin
Pendiculicide Kills lice
Penicillin Derives from the mold Penicillium Chrysogenum and kills bacteria by preventing them from forming a rigid wall needed for survival
Radiopharmaceutical Contains radioactive isotopes, for diagnosis or therapy
Scabicide Destroys skin mites and their eggs
Sedative Depresses the CNS, causing relaxation
Tetracycline Broad spectrum bacteriostatic antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by binding to ribosomes
Tranquilizer Reduces anxiety or disturbance
Vaccine Introduces an antigen into the body to stimulate the production of antibodies for protection against a disease-casing microorganism
Vasoconstrictor Narrows vessels and increases blood pressure
Vasodilator Expands vessels and lowers blood pressure
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