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Glossary of Pharmacology - Drug Suffixes

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-azine
phenothiazine (antipsychotics, neuroleptic, antiemetic)
-azole
Antifungal
-azepam
Antianxiety drugs (Benzodiazepines, BZDs)
-ane
Inhalation/Volatile general anesthetic
-barbital/-bital
Barbiturate sedative hypnotics
-caine
locan anesthetic
-cillin
penicillin
-cycline
antibiotic protine synthesis inhibitor
-mycin
aminoglycoside antibiotics
-navir
protease inhibitor
-olol
Beta Antagonist (beta blocker)
-operidol
Butyrophenone (neuroleptic)
-oxin
cardiac glycoside (inotropic agent)
-phylline
methylxanthine
-pril
ACE inhibitor
-statin
HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A) reductase inhibitors
-terol
Beta2 agonist
-tidine
h2 antagonist
-tropin
pituitary hormone
-zosin
postsynaptic alpha1 antagonist (alpha1 blocker)
-triptyline
tricyclic antidepressant
-ipramine
tricyclic antridepressant
what is the DEA
Drug Enforcement Act.

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