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

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