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Flashcards in Therapeutic drugs Deck (26):
1

produce local or general numbness

anesthetics

2

prevent or counteract effect of poison

antidotes

3

relieve itching

antiprurities

4

kill bacteria or inhibit thier growth

antiseptic

5

relieve muscle spasm

antispasmodics

6

inhibit or prevent coughing

antitussives

7

cause contraction or puckering action

astringents

8

retard/inhibit growth of bacteria

bacteriostatics

9

relieve flatulence

carminatives

10

evacuate substances from bowels

cathartics

11

burning agents

caustics

12

produce inflammatory reaction for relief of deeper inflammation

counterirritants

13

diminish body functions or nerve activity

depressants

14

increase of excretion of urine

diuretics

15

cause vomiting

emetics

16

suppresses cough

expectorants

17

slow down or stop bleeding

hemostatics

18

produce analgesic and hypnotic effecrs

narcotics

19

no anti inflammatory activity; could cause liver damage

acetaminophen

20

anti inflammatory, should not be given to kids under 18 bc of Reyes syndrome

asprin

21

used for chronic inflammation

corticosteriods

22

used to treat nausea/vomiting

antiemetics

23

increase production of coughing

expectorants

24

used primarily for hypertension and heart disease; inhibit the action of catecholamines released the from the sympathetic nerve endings

beta blockers

25

increase kidney excretion by decreasing kidneys resorption of sodium

diuretics

26

weak androgen produced in the testes; used to produce testosterone in males and increase performance in females

androstenedione