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Chapter-12 Classification of Medications and their Effect of Drug Action as per the Systems of Human Body

BOOK TITLE: Comprehensive Allied Health and Diagnostics Sciences for Nursing and Paramedics

Author
1. Mogli GD
ISBN
9789352701537
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14181_13
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
9
Author Affiliations
1. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, India; Dr Mogli Healthcare Management Consultancy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, wwwdrmogliit.com, gdmogli@yahoo.com, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, India; Dr Mogli Healthcare Management Consultancy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India; Ministry of Health (MOH), Oman; King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait Institute of Health Sciences, Kuwait; JIPMER, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; The Ministries of Health, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Wardha, Maharashtra, India; Ministry of Health (MOH), Oman; King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait Institute of Health Sciences, Kuwait; JIPMER, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Ministries of Health, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Ara
Chapter keywords
Medication, antipruritic, antiseptic, keratolytics, parasiticides, topical anesthetic, antacid, antiflatulents, antiemetic, anti-infective drug

Abstract

In this chapter, medications and their effect of drug action as per the system of human body are discussed. Medications include anti-infective (antibacterial and antifungals), anti-inflammatory drugs (topical corticosteroids), antipruritics, antiseptic, keratolytics, parasiticides, topical anesthetics, antacids, antiflatulents, antiemetics (antinauseants), antispasmodics, antihistamine, beta-adrenergic blocking agents (systemic)/beta blockers, etc. Anti-infective drugs eliminate epidermal infections. They can be administered either topically or systematically. Topical medications create a skin environment that is lethal to microbes. Parasiticides kill insect parasites that infest the skin. Scabicides kill the mites that cause scabies. Pediculicides kill the lice that cause pediculosis.

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