A diuretic medication given that helps patients pee. Called this because it “lasted six hours.”
N- Acetylcysteine, a drug used as an antidote to tylenol overdose.
Full form/ Meaning: Angiotensin-converting enzyme Definition: Angiotensin-converting enzyme is a membrane-bound and zinc-dependent enzyme involved in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). It catalyzes the conversion of the hormone angiotensin I to angiotensin II which is an active vasoconstrictor. Thus, ACE has a great influence on blood pressure. Usage in Sentence: “Something must be done […]
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Full form/ Meaning: Acetylsalicyclic acid Definition: Acetylsalicyclic acid, commonly known as aspirin, is a common drug used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It is estimated that 40,000 tonnes (50 to 120 billion pills) of ASA is being consumed each year as it remains one of the most widely used medications globally (Drugs.com, 2017).It is […]
Azithromycin, an antibiotic. A common antibiotic given for sinus infections. “I prescribed him a Z pack for his URI.”
Full form/Meaning: Amoxicillin Definition: Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, bronchitis and infections of the ear, nose, throat, skin, or urinary tract. Amoxicillin, an antibiotic. A common antibiotic given for infections like bites. “I prescribed him amox […]
Full form/Meaning: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor Definition: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, a class of drugs that help decrease blood pressure. ACE inhibitors block the angiotensin converting enzyme and inhibit the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Reduction in the levels of angiotensin II in the blood leads to decreased vasoconstriction thereby resulting to reduced blood […]