Chapter 14: Gastrointestinal System; Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications

  1. antacid
    drug that neutralizes stomach acid
  2. antiemetic
    drug that prevents or stops vomiting
  3. antispasmodic
    drug that decreases motility in the gastrointestinal tract to arrest spasm or diarrhea
  4. cathartic
    drug that causes movement of the bowels; also called a laxative
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Chapter 14: Gastrointestinal System; Common Therapeutic Drug Classifications
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