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U.S. Adopted Names

Prefixes and Suffixes for drug classifications

Word StemClassification
-astine Antihistamine
-prazole Antiulcer
-azepam Antianxiety
-pril ACE Inhibitor
-caine Local Anesthetic
-sartan Angiotensin II receptor antagonist
-cillin Penicillin
-semide Loop Diuretic
-conazole Systemic Antifungal
-setron Serotonin (5-HT3) Antagonist
estr- Estrogen
sulfa- Sulfonamide
-glitazone Antiabetic
-terol Bronchodilator
-micin Aminoglycoside
-tidine H2 Receptor Antagonist
-thromycin Macrolide
-e-triptyline; -amine Tricyclic Antidepressants
-olol Beta-Blocker
-oxetine Fluoxetine-type antidepressant
-olone Steriod
-vastatin HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor
-profen Antiinflamatory
Created by: nilsasanders



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