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abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension acebutolol , Sectral
acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets acetylsalicylic acid , aspirin , Bayer , Empirin , St. Joseph
antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections Achromycin , tetracycline
acrylic resin used to make a strong soft crease-resistant fabric (trade name Acrilan) Acrilan , polypropenonitrile
trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies Actifed
thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction Activase , tissue plasminogen activator
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly Acular , ketorolac tromethamine , Toradol
oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms acyclovir , Zovirax
Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790) Adam Smith , Smith
tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances) Adapin , doxepin , doxepin hydrochloride , Sinequan
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules ADH , antidiuretic hormone , Pitressin , vasopressin
catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action Adrenalin , adrenaline , epinephrin , epinephrine
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic Advil , ibuprofen , isobutylphenyl propionic acid , Motrin , Nuprin
arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia Aegean , Aegean Sea
yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour Agene , nitrogen trichloride
bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness albuterol , Proventil , Ventolin
synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension Aldactone , spironolactone
antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure Aldomet , alpha methyl dopa , methyldopa
tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause alendronate , Fosamax
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