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a wide range of drugs to relieve pain.

analgesics

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they help to remove excess fluid from the body.

diuretics

3

they increase activity.

stimulants

4

these drugs are used to reduce and suppress swelling.

anti-inflammatory

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excellent painkillers originally derived from\opium.

narcotics

6

these help suppress nausea and vomiting.

anti-emetics

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one of the best known drugs which anyone can buy and use to relieve pain, inflammation and fever.

aspirin

8

they prevent blood clots forming.

anticoagulants

9

they soothe patients and help them sleep.

sedatives

10

these are used to calm people and relieve anxiety.

tranquillizers

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taken to relieve constipation.

laxatives

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these help to clear a stuffy nose.

decongestants

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antibiotics are sometimes given this name because of the rapid relief they bring bring to many infectious diseases.

miracle drugs

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it's used in the treatment of diabetes.

insulin

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it's used to increase the performance of a weak heart.

digitalis