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abciximab

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

The Fab fragments of a monoclonal antibody directed against the glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor on platelets that blocks platelet aggregation. Used as a short-term treatment to prevent...

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acamprosate calcium

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A drug used, in conjunction with counselling, for the maintenance of sobriety. Patients must already be abstinent at the beginning of treatment. It is administered orally; the most common...

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acarbose

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ass-ar-bohz)

an oral hypoglycaemic drug that reduces the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine by blocking the action of an important enzyme (α-glucosidase)...

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ACE inhibitor

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ayss)

angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor: any one of a group of drugs used in the treatment of raised blood pressure and heart failure. ACE inhibitors act by interfering with...

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acebutolol

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ass-i-bew-toh-lol)

a beta blocker drug used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris, and irregular heart rhythms. It is administered by mouth. Trade name: Sectral.

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acetazolamide

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A carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat glaucoma, epileptic seizures, benign intracranial hypertension, altitude sickness, cystinuria, and dural ectasia. TN Diamox.

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acetylcysteine

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ass-i-tyl-sis-ti-een)

a drug that is administered as eye drops for the treatment of dry eyes, as in Sjögren's syndrome; as an intravenous infusion, it is used to prevent liver...

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aciclovir

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A nucleoside analogue (hydroxyethoxymethylguanine) with antiviral properties against both type 1 and 2 herpes virus and varicella-zoster virus. The drug is converted to the monophosphate by...

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acipimox

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A niacin derivative used to lower levels of cholesterol and other lipids in the blood by preventing the release of fatty acids from fatty tissue. TN Olbetam.

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acrivastine

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An antihistamine drug that acts on the histamine H1 receptor, used to treat allergies and hay fever.

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