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Glossary of drug families 2

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ANTIFLATULENT
reduces intestinal gas
ANTIEMETIC
RELIEVES AND PREVENTS NEASEA AND VOMITTING
ANTICONVULSANT
CONTROL SEIZURES OR CONVULSIONS AS IN EPILEPSY
ANTIFUNGAL
INTERFERES WITH THE GROWTH OF A FUNGUS
Antidepressant
ELEVATES DEPRESSED MOOD
ANTIHISTAMINE
DRIES MUCUS SECRETION IN THE RESPIRATORY TRACT
ANTIHYPERTENSIVE
REDUCES HIGH BLOOD PRESURE
ANTIPARKINSON
REPLACES CHEMICALS NECESSARY FOR NORMAL NERVE FUNCTION
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
DECREASES INFAMMATION
ANTIPSYCHOTIC
DEPRESSES BRAIN FUNCTION OR CORRECTS CHEMICAL IMBALANCE IN THE BRAIN MAJOR TRANQUILIZER USED TO TREAT PHYCHOSIS
ANTINAUSEANTS
antinauseants and antiemetics
pain management
blood modifiers
antispasmodic
relaxes smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal tract or in blood vessels
antineoplastic
slows the growth of cancer cells
antitussive
used to suppress the cough reflexes
barbiturate
depresses the brain to cause sleep

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