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Med Classifications

Medical Assisting

termdefinition/ example
Analgesic An agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness Example: Tylenol
Anesthetic An agent that produces numbness . depending on the administration and the type it is either local or general anesthesia Example: Xylocaine or Novacaine (both are local)
Antacid An agent that relieves a heartburn or indigestion by neutralizing gastric acid Example: AlkaSeltzer, Tums
Antianxiety An agent that relieves anxiety by slowing down the nervous system and assisting with relaxation both mentally and physically Example:
Antiarrhythmic an agent that controls cardiac arrhythmias such as tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and premature beats Example: Cardizem (calcium channel blocker), Lopressor or Xylocaine( Beta-blockers)
Antibiotic An agent that destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms; used to treat bacterial infections Example: penicillin, Amoxil, Cephalosporins, Fluoroquinolones, sulfonomides
Anticholesterol An agent that reduces cholesterol levels and fats in the blood steam associated with vascular disease Example: Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Zetia
Anticholinergic An agent that blocks the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the parasympathetic nervous system; used to treat asthma, incontinence, gastrointestinal cramps, and muscular spasms Example: Atropine, Artane, Cogentin
Anticoagulant an agent that targets clotting factors to prevent or slow the formation of blood Example: Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Xaretto
Anticonvulsant or antiepileptic an agent that prevents seizure activity in the brain Example: Tegretol, Dilantin, Zarontin
Created by: cbeltr06



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