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allopurinol

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

An inhibitor of xanthine dehydrogenase that reduces the production of uric acid from the degradation of purines. Used to treat gout.

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alpha blocker

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A drug (e.g. indoramin, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, prazosin, and tolazoline) used to treat high blood pressure and other vascular disorders. Alpha blockers inhibit alpha receptors.

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alprostadil

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(al-pros-tă-dil)

a prostaglandin drug administered by infusion to improve lung blood flow in newborn babies with congenital heart defects who are awaiting surgery and by injection...

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alteplase

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A recombinant form of tissue plasminogen activator used to treat acute thrombotic events such as heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary thrombosis.

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alverine citrate

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(al-vĕ-reen)

a bulking agent and antispasmodic drug used to treat the irritable bowel syndrome and other colonic disorders. It is administered by mouth. Trade name: Spasmonal.

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aminosalicylates

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

pl. n. drugs containing 5-aminosalicylic acid, used to treat ulcerative colitis (and to maintain patients in remission from it) and Crohn’s disease affecting the colon. They...

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amiodarone

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(ami-oh-dă-rohn)

an anti-arrhythmic drug used to control a variety of abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation and abnormally rapid heartbeat. It is administered by...

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amlodipine

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n. a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension and prevent angina pectoris. It is administered by mouth. Possible side-effects include headache, dizziness, fatigue,...

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amorolfine

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(am-oh-rol-feen)

an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails. It is applied externally as a cream or nail lacquer. Trade name: Loceryl.

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amphotericin

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(am-foh-te-ri-sin)

an antifungal drug used to treat deep-seated fungal infections. It can be administered by mouth, but is usually given by intravenous infusion. Trade names:...

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