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Muscle Relaxant   Causes skeletal muscle relaxation, used to reduce muscle spasms and inhibits muscle contraction  
Narcotic   Often addictive, relieves pain and induces sleep, includes opium and its derivatives  
Narcotic Analgesic   High abuse potential; used to relieve severe pain  
Nasal Decongestant   Constricts vessels in nasal passages  
Nonsteriodal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID)   Mild to moderate pain, both analgesic and anti-inflammatory action  
Opiate   Narcotic derived or related to opium  
Parasiticide   Destroys parasites in the skin  
Pendiculicide   Kills lice  
Penicillin   Derives from the mold Penicillium Chrysogenum and kills bacteria by preventing them from forming a rigid wall needed for survival  
Radiopharmaceutical   Contains radioactive isotopes, for diagnosis or therapy  
Scabicide   Destroys skin mites and their eggs  
Sedative   Depresses the CNS, causing relaxation  
Tetracycline   Broad spectrum bacteriostatic antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by binding to ribosomes  
Tranquilizer   Reduces anxiety or disturbance  
Vaccine   Introduces an antigen into the body to stimulate the production of antibodies for protection against a disease-casing microorganism  
Vasoconstrictor   Narrows vessels and increases blood pressure  
Vasodilator   Expands vessels and lowers blood pressure  


   






 
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