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Pharmacology - Common prefixes/suffixes of drug classes

Common drug prefixes and suffixes of drug classes. Very basic.
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Thrombolytic
azole
Antifungal
caine
Local Anesthetic
cef / ceph
Cephalosporin Antibiotic
cillin
Penicillin antibiotic
floxacin
Fluoroquinolone antibiotic
cycline
Tetracycline antibiotic
dazole
Nitroimidazole antibiotic
dipine
Calcium channel blocker
prazole
Proton pump inhibitor
profen
NSAID
fenac
NSAID
mycin / micin
Aminoglycoside antibiotic
olol
Beta blocker
cort / olone / sone
Corticosteroid
parin
Anticoagulant
pril
ACE inhibitor
sartan
Angiotensin II receptor antagonist
statin
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
semide
Loop diuretic
thiazide
Thiazine diuretic
actone
Potassium sparing diuretic
setron
Serotonin receptor antagonist
terol
Beta agonist
vir
Antiviral
zepam / zolam
Benzodiazepine