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Effect or Action
Increases arterial blood vessels to control blood pressure.
Relieves irritation and swelling of tissue.
Treats bacterial invasion and infections.
Provides relief from allergies.
Slows tumor growth of and destroys malignant cells.
Treatment of psychosis
Prevents and relieves nausea and vomiting
Inhibits viral growth
Treats asthma by dilating the bronchi
Increases the force of the myocardium
Affects the autonomic nervous system
Mimics activity of the parasympathetic nervous system
Relieves nasal and sinus congestion by reducing swelling of the nasal passages
Increases the secretion/urine out put by the kidneys
Inhibits histamine at the H2 receptor of the stomach
Prevents symptoms of menopause
Testosterone therapy to prevent Andropause
Immunologic Agents (Vaccines)
Protection and immunity against disease
Insulin/ Oral Hypoglycemics
Control of diabetes
Increases bowel evacuation
Sedatives and Hypnotics
Sedatives relax and calm/ hypnotics induce sleep
Increase activity of the central nervous system
Thyroid and Antithyroid
Increases or decreases the amount of the thyroid hormone produced
Kills parasitic worms
One drug decreases the effect of another drug
First name given to any medication it identifies the chemical components of a drug.
Reasons why a medication would not be prescribed
Medication is prescribed for (Usage)
How two or more drugs interact
Name assigned to a drug during research and development
Brand Name- Registereed by the U.S. patent office. Available for commercial use and distribution.
The study of the ways drugs act on the body (actions on specific cells, organs, or tissues)
The study of the action of the drugs within the body based on the route of administration (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion)
One drug prolongs or multiples the effect of another
Two drugs working together
Predicable reactions to medications (not allergies)
Rating system issued by the DEA to regulate controlled substances.
Severe allergic reaction up to and including death