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CATEGORIES OF DRUGS -

1.

Anaesthetic

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Produces anaesthesia

2.

Analgesic

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Relieves pain

3.

Appetiser

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Promotes appetite

4.

Antidiuretic

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Reduces volume of urine

5.

Antidote

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Countracts action of poison

6.

Antiemetic

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Prevents nausea & vomiting

7.

Antiinflamatory

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Prevents inflammation

8.

Antipyretic

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Reduces fever

9.

Carminative

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Relieves flatulence & associated colic

10.

Diuretic

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Increasing urine output

11.

Emetic

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Causing vomiting

12.

Sedative

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Induces sleep

13.

Stimulent

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Increases functional activity

14.

Vasodialator

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widens blood vessels

15.

Vaso constrict

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Narrowing blood vessels

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