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Antibiotic
treats bacterial infection
Anti-arrhythmic
slows heart rate
Anti-cancer
treats cancer
Anticonvulsant
treats seizures
Antidepressant
treats depression
Antihistamine
treats allergies
Anti-hyperlipidemic
reduces high cholesterol
Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID)
treats inflammations and pain
Antifungal
treats fungus infections
Antihypertensive
treats high blood pressure
Anti-hyperactive
treats ADHD
Anti-nausea
relieves nausea
Antineoplastic
cancer chemotherapy
Antispasmodic
relieves spasm
Antipruritic
relieves itching or rash
Antipyretic
relieves fever
Antipsychotic
treats psychological disorders
Antitussive
cough suppressant
Antiviral
treats virus infections
Analgesic
pain killer
Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker
relaxes blood vessels to lower blood pressure
Antacid
relieves acid
Anticoagulant
fights blood clotting
Antidiabetic
fights to lower blood glucose
Barbiturate
anesthetic before surgery
Bronchodilator
relaxes bronchial smooth muscles
Calcium Channel Blocking Agent
treats high blood pressure
Cephalosporin
Antibiotic
Fluoroquinolone
Antibiotic
Penicillin
Antibiotic
CNS Stimulant
treats ADHD
Contraceptive
birth control
Decongestant
mucus control
Diuretic
increases excretion of water through urine, helps treat high blood pressure
Estrogen
female hormones, menopause
Expectorant
clears mucus and phelgm from respiratory tract
Glucocorticoid
inflammation
Immunosuppresive Agent
prevents immune system response for organ transplants, or treats diseases that overact the immune system
Insulin
treats diabetes
Interferon
attacks viruses, bacteria, and tumors
Laxative
promotes defecation
Vasodilator
treats chest pain and/or high blood pressure
Corticosteroid
anti-inflammatory agent, hormone replacement, immune system suppressant
Opiate Agonist (Narcotic)
eases pain
Proton Pump Inhibitor
treats heartburn and ulcers
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
treats depression
Sulfonylurea
treats Type II Diabetes
Adrenergic
increase blood pressure, heart rate, and urine production; also used for asthma and as local anesthetic
Antigout / Antiarthritic
treats arthritis
Antidote
stops or controls poisons
Anticholinergic
reduces muscle spasm in intestine
Antiemetic
stops vomitting and nausea
Antiparasitic
destroys parasites
Cholinergic
fights muscle weakness, glaucoma
Tranquilizer
treats anxiety
Amino Salicytate
treats Crohn's diesase and arthritis
Androgen
replaces hormones, stimulates late puberty, and treats certain breast cancers in females
Anesthetic
causes a reversible loss of sensation
Beta-Blocker
treats chest pain and/or high blood pressure
Beta Agonist
Bronchospasm (Asthma)
Emetic
causes vomitting
Quinolone
Antibiotic
Salicylate
treats arthritis
Antihyperlipidemics
help remove cholesterol from coronary artery
Antihelminthic
expels parasitic worms from the body, either from stunning or killing them
Antidiarrheals
decrease gastrointenstinal activity (diarrhea)
Digestant
promote the digestion of food
Sedative
helps produce and maintain sleep
Macrolide
Antibiotic
Sulfonamide
Antibiotic
Benzodiazepine
treats anxiety
Bone Resorption Inhibitor
Osteoporosis
ACE Inhibitor (ACEi)
treat hypertension (high blood pressure)
Tri-cyclic
treats depression