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Procainamide (Uses and Side Effects)

Procainamide (Uses and Side Effects)

Procainamide (Uses and Side Effects) Definition: Procainamide is a medication of the antiarrhythmic class used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). It is.....

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Theophylline

Theophylline

Theophylline Definition: Theophylline, also known as 1,3-dimethylxanthine, is used together with other medicines to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It belongs to a group of medicines known as bronchodilators. As a member of the xanthine family, it bea.....

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Bronchodilator

Bronchodilator

Bronchodilator Definition: Bronchodilator is a type of medication used to relax the air passages to help people breathe better. It is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs. They are most useful in .....

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Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin Definition: Melatonin is a hormone, that’s made by the pineal gland in the brain, it helps control our daily sleep-wake cycles. The most well known of its functions is the control of circadian (daily) rhythms. Typically, melatonin levels start to rise in the mid-to-late evening, after.....

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Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal Obesity Definition: Abdominal Obesity (or “central adiposity”) occurs when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen has built up to the extent that it is likely to have a negative impact on health. The terms sound very complicated, but they are simply different.....

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Amphetamine (Uses and Effects)

Amphetamine (Uses and Effects)

Amphetamine (Uses and Effects) Definition: Amphetamine (Common names for amphetamines are speed, fast, up, uppers, louee, goey and whiz) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity. It.....

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Depressant

Depressant

Depressant Definition: Depressant (or central depressant), sometimes called “downers,” these drugs come in multicoloured tablets and capsules or in liquid form. Some drugs in this category, such as Zyprexa, Seroquel and Haldol, are known as “major tranquillizers” or “antipsychotics,” .....

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Stimulant

Stimulant

Stimulant Definition: Stimulant (also often referred to as psychostimulants or colloquially as uppers), any drug that excites any bodily function, but more specifically those that stimulate the brain and central nervous system. Stimulants are widely used throughout the world as prescription medic.....

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Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

Sulfasalazine (SSZ) Definition: Sulfasalazine (Brand names: Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-Tabs) is a medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. It is often considered as a first-line treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. It is taken by mouth. It’s als.....

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Naproxen

Naproxen

Naproxen Definition: Naproxen (brand names: Aleve, Naprosyn, and many others) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. It is a non.....

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Gentamicin (Uses, Dosages, and Effects)

Gentamicin (Uses, Dosages, and Effects)

Gentamicin (Uses, Dosages, and Effects) Definition: Gentamicin, sold under brand names Garamycin among others, is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. This may include bone infections, endocarditis, pelvic inflammatory disease, meningitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and sepsis among oth.....

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Doxycycline (Uses and Effects)

Doxycycline (Uses and Effects)

Doxycycline (Uses and Effects) Definition: Doxycycline (oral tablet) is a prescription antibiotic medication that is used in the treatment of a number of types of infections caused by bacteria and protozoa. It’s used to treat infections such as chest infections, skin infections, rosacea, de.....

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