Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

MA 105

Drug Categories

analgesic relieves mold to severe pain
anesthetic prevents sensation of pain (generally or locally)
antacid/antiulcer neutralizes stomach acid
anthelmintic kills, paralyzes, or inhibits the growth of parasitic worms
antiarrythmic normalizes the heartbeat in cases of certain cardiac rythms
antiasthmatic treats or prevents asthma
antibiotics kills microorganisms or inhibits their attacks
anticholinergic blocks parasympathetic nerve impulses
anticonvulsant relieves or controls seizures (convulsions)
antidepressant relieves depression
antidiabetic treats diabetes by reducing glucose
antidiarrheal relieves diarrhea
antidote counteracts action of a specific drug class
antiemetic prevents or relieves nausea and vomiting
antifungal kills or inhibits growth of fungi
antihistamine counteracts effects of histamine and relieves allergic symptoms
antihypertensive reduces BP
anti-inflammatory reduces inflammation
antilipidemic lowers blood lipids such as triglyceride
antineoplastic poisons cancerous cells
antopsychotic controls psychotic symptoms
antipyretic reduces fever
antiseptic inhibits growth of microorganisms
antitussive inhibits the cough reflex
bronchodilator dilates bronchi
cathartic induces defecation, alleviates constipation (laxative)
contraceptive reduces risk of pregnancy
decongestant relieves nasal swelling and congestion
diuretic increases urine output, reduces BP and cardiac output
expectorant liquefies mucus in bronchi; allows expectoration of sputum, mucus, and phlegm
hemostatic controls or stops bleeding by promoting coagulation
hormone replacement replaces or resolves hormone deficiency
hypnotic or sedative induces sleep or relaxation
muscle relaxant relaxes skeletal muscles
mydriatic constricts vessels of eye or nasal passage, raises BO, dilates pupil of the eye in ophthalmic preparations
stimulant increase activity of brain and other organs, decreases appetite
vasoconstricto constricts blood vessels, increases BP
vasodilator dilates blood vessels, decreases BP