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Drug Suffix - Common

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CHOLESTEROL (HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor); inhibit the body's cholesterol production 'STATIN
Proton Pump Inhibitor; main action is a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric acid production 'RAZOLE
A2RB (Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker) block Angiotensin 2 enzymes from specific receptor sites thus prohibiting vasoconstriction 'ARTAN
Benzodiazepines (Benzos);anti-anxiety agents, muscle relaxants, sedatives, and hypnotics 'PAM
Beta Blocker; block adrenaline receptors, which are part of the central nervous system and mediate a "Fight or flight" response, which would cause actions in the heart 'OLOL
ACE Inhibitor (Anbgiotensin Converting Enzyme) blocks the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II thus avoiding increase of B/P & vasoconstriction 'PRIL
Alpha Blocker; blocks receptors in arteries and smooth muscle. This action relaxes the blood vessels and leads to an increase in blood flow and a lower pressure for the control of hypertension 'AZOSIN
H2 Antagonist; block the action of histamine on parietal cells in the stomach, decreasing the production of acid by these cells 'ITIDIN
Penicillin (Anti-Biotics); kills bacteria by interfering with the ability to synthesize cell wall. In this sequence 'CILLIN
Fluoroquinolone (Anti-Biotics); broad-spectrum antibiotics that play an important role in the treatment of serious bacterial infections, especially hospital-acquired infections and others in which resistance to older antibacterial classes is suspected 'FLOXACIN
Tetracycline (Anti-Biotics); used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; infections of skin, genital and urinary systems; and the infection that causes stomach ulcers (Helicobacter pylori) 'CYCLINE
Microlide (Anti-Biotics); have a macrolide ring as part of their chem struct that gives the drugs their chemical activity. These pharmaceuticals are used either to treat bacterial infections or to decrease the activity of the body’s immune system 'ROMYCIN
Laxative; foods, compounds, or drugs taken to loosen the stool, most often taken to treat constipation 'LAX
Anti-Viral; used specifically for treating viral infections. Antiviral drugs do not destroy their target pathogen; instead they inhibit their development. 'VIR
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