Pharmacology Suffixes

sulfonylureas antidiabetics

thrombolytic agents

-avir, -ivir, -ovir

typical antipsychotics

antifungal; antiprotozoans or antihelminthics (parasitic infections)


local anesthetic agents

cholinergic agonsists (direct acting muscarinic agonists)

penicillin antibiotics

beta-adrenergic antagonists (beta blockers)

aminoglycoside or macrolide antibiotics

protease inhibitors (treatment of HIV and AIDS)

-pam, -lam
benzodiazepines; antianxiety; sedative


-pramine or -triptyline
tricyclic antidepressants

angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)

NSAIDs: Prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors

angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)

-curium; -curonium
neuromuscular blocking agents

tetracycline antibiotics

calcium channel blockers; antiarrhythmics


quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics


meglitinide antidiabetics

colony-stimulating factors

atypical antipsychotics

cytokines (affecting immune response)

-isone; -asone; or -solone

xanthine bronchodilators


antihyperlipidemic: statins



thiazide diuretics

H2 receptor blockers

NSAIDs; serotonin-selective agonists

inhalation anesthetic agents

nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (treatment of HIV and AIDS)

-ximab; -zumab
antibodies affecting immune repsonse

diuretics; carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

topical decongestants

-zosin; -eride
alpha-adrenergic antagonists (alpha blockers)


antidiuretic hormones

carbonie anyhydrase inhibitors



pancreatic enzyme replacements


thyroid hormones

Analgesics and Antipyretics Analgesics – Pain relievers Antipyretics – Reduces or Eliminates Fever ex) Acetaminophen, Aspirin, NSAIDS (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) Opioid Agonists Powerful Pain relieving drugs ex) Morphine Hydromorphone Oxycodone Codeine Methadone Fentanyl WE WILL WRITE A CUSTOM ESSAY SAMPLE …

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