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Emollients:

Those medications intended to protect the skin, reduce irritation, and decrease dryness and itching

Analgesics:

Those medications intended to relieve pain

Antiemetics:

Those medications used to decrease nausea when the patient cannot take anything by mouth

Laxatives:

Those medications used to stimulate peristalsis to assist in defecation

Gastrointestinally inactivated medications:

Those medications that could be destroyed by digestive enzymes

Glucocorticoids:

Those medications that are anti-inflammatory drugs

Mucolytics:

Those medications that are intended to liquefy secretions

Bronchodilators:

Those medications intended to dilate the bronchial passages

Metered dose inhalers:

____ ____ _____ deliver medications with the use of pressurized gas.

Vasoconstrictors:

Those medications intended to constrict the blood vessels in the nasal passages, thus decreasing nasal congestion

Hypoallergenics:

Those medications intended to relieve allergies

Paralytics:

Those medications used to immobilize an insect that has entered the ear canal, so that it can be removed

Antiseptics:

Those medications that prevent or arrest the growth of microorganisms

Analgesics:

Those medications that decrease pain sensation

An emulsion:

__ ____ has small droplets of oil in water or small amounts of water in oil. An example of an __________would be mineral oil or castor oil.

Tincture:

A _____is composed of a nonwater-soluble drug and an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution. An example of an elixir would be _____ of iodine, which is a mixture of iodine and sodium iodide in alcohol and water.

Elixirs:

_____ are liquid preparations usually used with drugs that do not dissolve in water and are a mixture of alcohol and water.

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