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General classification

Analgesic Relieves pain (Tylenol)
Anesthetic prevents sensation of pain
Antibiotic destroys or inhibits bacterial growth
Antineoplastic poisons cancerous cells
Antipyretic reduces fever
Antiseptic inhibits growth of microorganisms
Mydriatic Constricts vessels, raises blood pressure, dilates pupils
Antifungal treats fungal infections
Antipruritic relieves itching
Muscle relaxant relaxes muscles in a short-term basis
Steroid reduces inflammation / dexamethasone
Anticonvulsant prevent or relives convulsions
Antiepileptic treats epilepsy / carbamazepine
Antidiabetic reduces glucose (metformin)
Anti-secretory inhibits secretion (Prilosec)
Antiarrhythmic regulates the heart beat/ Norpace
Anticoagulant slows coagulation / lovenox
Hemostatic promotes coagulation to control or stop bleeding
Vasodilator dilates blood vessels, decreasing blood pressure
Antiasthamtic treats or prevents asthma attacks
Antihistamine relieves / Zyrtec
Antitussive relieves or prevents coughs / codeine
Bronchodilator dilates bronchi of lungs/ albuterol
Expectorant liquefies mucus in bronchi / Mucinex
Neutralizes gastric acid/ tums
Created by: alyssa1391



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