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Flashcards in Pharm Drug Suffixes Deck (37):
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-afil

PDE inhibitor

2

-azepam

benzo

3

-azine

phenothiazine

chlorpromazine, thioridazine (neuroleptics)
promethazine (anti-emetics)

4

-azolam

benzo

5

-barbital

barbiturate

6

-bendazole

benzimidazole (antiparasitic, antihelminth)

"worms are bendy"

7

-caine

local anesthetics

8

-chol

muscarinic agonist

9

-cillin

penicillin

10

-conazole

imidazole (antifungal)

11

-curium

non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade

12

-curonium

non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade

13

-cycline

protein synthesis inhibitor

14

-dipine

dihydropyridine CCB

15

-dronate

bisphosphonate

16

-etine

SSRI

17

-flurane

inhaled anesthetics

18

-gliptan

DPP-IV inhibitor (tx for type II DM)

19

-glitazone

thiazolidinedione (increase insulin sensitivity)

20

-ipramine

TCA

21

-mab

monoclonal Ab

22

-mustine

nitrosurea (nitrogen mustard)

cancer drugs --> can cross BBB + tx brain tumors)

23

-navir

protease inhibitor

24

-olol

beta blocker

except carved(ilol), labet(alol) - also alpha blockers in addition to beta block

25

-operidol

neuroleptic

26

-phylline

methylxanthine

(theophylline, aminophylline)

27

-pril

ACE inhibitor

28

-prost

prostaglandin analog

(latanoprost, travoprost - tx glaucoma)

29

-sartan

ARB

30

-statin

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor

31

-stigmine

AChE inhibitor (anticholinesterase)
indirect cholinergic agonists

32

-terol

beta2-agonist

33

-tidine

H2 histamine antagonist

34

-triptan

5-HT(1B/1D) agonist

tx migraines

35

-triptyline

TCA

36

-tropin

pituitary hormone

37

-zosin

alpha1-antagonist