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Drug Classification Categories

10/13/2014
04:32 | Author: Caitlin White

Drug class definition
Drug Classification Categories

Search or browse a complete list of drugs marketed in the U.S. organized by class or chemical type.

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Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes. A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition.

Data sources include Micromedex (updated Sep 26th, 2014), Cerner Multum (updated Oct 16th, 2014), Wolters Kluwer (updated Oct 9th, 2014) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.

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Drug Class Definitions - Pharmacy Tech Study

12/12/2014
02:04 | Author: Evan Martin

Drug class definition
Drug Class Definitions - Pharmacy Tech Study

Drug Class Definitions and descriptions from the Top 200 drugs. Knowing which class a drug is will help you memorize drug names.

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Drug Class Definition and Examples - Medical Treatments - About.com

10/11/2014
12:44 | Author: Devin Garcia

Drug class definition
Drug Class Definition and Examples - Medical Treatments - About.com

Learn the meaning of the medication term drug classes, from your About.com Guide to Drugs.

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Some frequently prescribed antidepressants are: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Zoloft (sertraline). Antidepressants are a class of medications used to treat the symptoms of depression.

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Some frequently prescribed statins are: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin). Statins are a class of medications that inhibit the production of cholesterol in the liver and are used to treat people who have high cholesterol.

Definition: A drug class is a group of medications that may work in the same way, have a similar chemical structure, or are used to treat the same health condition.

Some frequently prescribed antibiotics are: amoxicillin and Zithromax (azithromycin). Antibiotics are a class of medications used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

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Drug Classification Definitions flashcards Quizlet

8/10/2014
02:12 | Author: Evan Martin

Drug class definition
Drug Classification Definitions flashcards Quizlet

Vocabulary words for For pharm test #3. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.

Compley inhibit the activity (cholinergic blocker) of acetylcholine.

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Used to treat and/or prevent stroke & myocardial infarction; inhibits plaet aggregation.

Treat & prevent osteoporosis.

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Used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus; lowers blood glucose levels; includes insulin & oral hypoglyemics.

Used to treat various anxiety states & to provide sedation before procedures; used to treat insomnia.

Mimic the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system.

Stimulate the immune response to specific toxins.

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Provide immediate, short term immunity by injection of ready made antibodies from another human or an animal.

Decrease or eliminate the occurrence of seizures.

Counteracts poisons & their effects.

Management of acute & chronic episodes of reversible bronchoconstriciton.

Block the effects of the sympathetic nervous system; management of hypertension, angina, CHF, glaucoma.

Increases blood flow to coronary arteries, resulting in complete or partial relief of symptoms.

Help raise respiratory secretions.

Prevent the formation & extension of a thrombus; interfere w/ clotting mechanism.

Increase cardiac output mainly by direct myocardial effects & some peripheral vascular effects.

Reduces inflammatory response or lowers serum uric acid.

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Drug Class Definitions flashcards Quizlet

6/9/2014
04:00 | Author: Caitlin White

Drug class definition
Drug Class Definitions flashcards Quizlet

Vocabulary words for Drug Class Definitions. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.

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They are only used to treat Type II Diabetes. lower glucose levels in the blood.

provide an analgesic effect by decreasing the perception of pain and increase pain tolerance.

drugs that reduce left ventricular pressure, decrease left ventricular volume, and lower oxygen demands.

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Usually have the suffix "PRAZOLE". Inhibit the action of the gastric proton pump, thereby reducing gastric acid production.

substances taht have the ability to destroy or interfere with the development of a living organism.

immunosuppressive drugs useful in the treatment of lupus nephritis, seropositive progressive rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis syndromes.

work by blocking calcium channels in cardiac muscle and blood vessels, thereby slowing down activity in the heart.

treat viral infections by influencing viral replication.

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