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Types of Medications

Types of Medications and effects

TermDefinition
analgesic reduces pain
anesthetic causes temporary loss of feeling or awareness
antibiotic fights illnesses and infections caused by bacteria
anticoagulant prevents blood from coagulating
antidote prevents a poison from having bad effects
antiemetic fights vomit
antifungal fights illnesses and infections caused by fungus
antihistamine treats an allergy
antipruritic relieve itching (pruritus)
antipyretic reduces fever
beta-blocker makes your heart work more slowly, used for treating high blood pressure
diuretic helps the body to make more urine
prophylactic prevent an illness
antihypertensive treats high blood pressure
anxiolytic treats anxiety desorders
Created by: villanuc