Drug Classification

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Analgesic

medication that alleviates pain

Anti-infective

helps to prevent or spread infection

Muscle relaxant

medication used to relieve skeletor muscle spasms

Anti-inflammatory

medication used to relieve inflammation

Anti-emetic

prevents or treats nausea, vomiting, or motion sickness

Antibiotic

destroys or inhibits growth of microorganisms

Antidepressant

prevents or relieves symptoms of depression

Anticoagulant

blood thinner

Antibacterial

kills bacteria

Hypnotic

promotes sleep or hypnosis

Expectorant

removal of secretion of bronchial mucous membrane

Anti-fungal

used in the treatment of candidial and other specific susceptible fungi

Bronchodilator

reduces swelling within the passages of the lungs

Anesthetic

decreases sensation

Antihistamine

prevents or blocks the actions of histamines

Decongestant

reduces congestion

Mucolytic

liquefies pulmonary secretions

Vasodilator

dilates blood vessels

Vasopressor

produces contraction of the muscles of the capillaries and artery

Hemostatic

stops bleeding

Diuretic

increases urination

Hypoglycemic

lowers blood sugar

Anti-arrhythmic

steadies irregular heartbeat

Contraceptive

drug or device used to prevent conception

Tranquilizer

controls anxiety

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