M. Canfield Willis - Medical Terminology CH.14 Therapeutic Terms & Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications, Set 20

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Marjorie Canfield Willis- Medical terminology Chapter 14 - Gastrointestinal System THERAPEUTIC TERMS & COMMON THERAPEUTIC DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS

gastric lavage

oral insertion of a tube into the stomach for examination and treatment (ex: to remove blood clots from the stomach and monitor bleeding)

nasogastric (NG) intubation

insertion of a tube through the nose into the stomach for various purposes (ex: to obtain a gastric fluid specimen for analysis)

antacid

drug that neutralizes stomach acid

antiemetic

drug that prevents or stops vomiting

antispasmodic

drug that decreases motility in the gastrointestinal tract to arrest spasm or diarrhea

cathartic

drug that causes movement of the bowels; also called a laxitive

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