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a gentle nutritive eliminative agent that alters function gradually toward health.

Alterative

2

diminishes pain


Analgesic

3

relieves pain


Anodyne

4

expels/destroys intestinal helminths (worms)


Anthelmintic

5

destroys the or arrests the growth of bacteria or protozoa


Antibiotic

6

relieves nausea and vomiting


Antiemetic

7

prevents or reduces fever


Antipyretic

8


inhibits the growth of bacteria


Antiseptic

9

reduces the intensity of spasticity, tremor, or cramps



Antispasmodic


10

relieves coughing



Antitussive


11

gentle stimulant to the bowels – mild laxative

Aperient


12

stimulates sexual desire or arousal

Aphrodisiac


13

contracts tissue, reducing bleeding or fluid exudate

Astringent


14

healing or soothing agent, usually made from a tree resin


Balsam

15

stimulates gastric, pancreatic, and gallbladder juices as well as motility due to its bitter taste



Bitter

16

exerts an effect on the heart


Cardiac

17

soothes digestive upset and helps to expel gas

Carminative

18

very strong laxative

Cathartic

19

increases the flow of bile into the intestines

Cholagogue

20

increases the production of bile

Choleretic

21

a substance added to modify a medicinal preparation, usually by adding flavor

Corrigent

22

a mucilaginous substance that sooths tissue, particularly mucous membranes

Demulcent

23

cleanses and purifies the system, particularly the blood

Depurative

24

increases the output of urine

Diaphoretic

25

increases the output of urine

Diuretic

26

induces vomiting



Emetic


27

promotes menstrual flow


Emmenagogue

28

moisturizes the skin



Emollient

29

promotes discharge of mucous from the lungs



Expectorant


30

activity of the production of milk by the mammary glands


Galactagogue