Chapter 8 Drugs

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alg/o, ali/o, algesi/o

pain

Ex. algesia
sense of pain

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chem/o

chemical

Ex. chemotherapy
treatment with drugs

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hypn/o

sleep

Ex. hypnosis
induced state of sleep

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narc/o

stupor

Ex. narcotic
agent that induces a state of stupor with decreased sensation

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pharm, pharmacy/o

drug, medicine

Ex. Pharmacy
the science of preparing and dispensing drugs

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pyr/o, pyret/o

fever

Ex. antipyretic
counteracting a fever

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tox/o, toxic/o

poison, toxin

Ex. toxicity
state of being toxicity

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vas/o

vessel

Ex. vasodilation
widening of a vessel

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-lytic

dissolving, reducing, loosening

Ex. thrombolytic
agent that dissolves a blood clot

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-mimetic

mimicking, simulating

Ex. sympathomimetic
mimicking the effects of the sympathetic nervous system

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-tropic

acting on

Ex. psychotropic
acting on the mind

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anti-

against

Ex. antiemetic
drug that prevent vomiting

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contra-

against, opposite, opposed

Ex. contraceptive
preventing conception

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counter-

against, opposed

Ex. countertransport
movement in an oppostire direction