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The Language of Medicine 8th Edition Chapter 5-Drugs

ANTACIDS decrease acidity
ANTISPASMODICS decrease gastric motility *slows down stomach action*
LAXATIVES relieve constipation
ANTIDIARRHEALS treat diarrhea
ANTIHELMINTHS treats worms in intestines
ANTIPROTOZOALS treat protozoal infections such as malaria, trichomoniasis
EMETICS induce vomiting
ANTIEMETICS stops vomiting
VITAMINS & MINERALS help regulate body processes such as circulation, respiration, digesting & elimination
Created by: Clearascrystal03