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  • Nabumetone    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)
  • Nadolol    a beta adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina
  • Nalfon    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders
  • Nalidixic acid    antibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
  • Naloxone    a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine
  • Naltrexone    an oral antagonist against the action of opiates
  • Naprosyn    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
  • Naproxen    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
  • Naproxen sodium    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trademarks Aleve and Anaprox and Aflaxen)
  • Naqua    diuretic drug (trade name Naqua) used to treat hypertension
  • Narcan    a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine
  • Nardil    monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Nardil) used to treat clinical depression
  • Nasal    sounding as if the nose were pinched; of or in or relating to the nose;  an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose; a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  • Navane    a tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia
  • Nebcin    an antibiotic (trade name Nebcin) that is especially effective against Gram negative bacteria
  • Neggram    antibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
  • Nembutal    a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic
  • Neobiotic    an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
  • Neomycin    an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
  • Neosporin    trade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials; used as an ointment for skin irritations and in the form of eyedrops for minor eye infections
  • Nevirapine    a non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Viramune) used to treat AIDS and HIV
  • Niacin    a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
  • Nicotine    an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
  • Nifedipine    calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
  • Nitrofurantoin    derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
  • Nitrogen    a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
  • Nitroglycerin    a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
  • Nitrostat    trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris; a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
  • Nitrous oxide    inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
  • Norethindrone    a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
  • Norethindrone acetate    a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
  • Norethynodrel    a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Norflex    a skeletal muscle relaxant (trade name Norflex) used to treat severe muscle strain and Parkinsonism
  • Norgestrel    synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
  • Norinyl    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol
  • Norlestrin    trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
  • Norlutin    a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
  • Normodyne    antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
  • Norvasc    a vasodilator (trade name Norvasc) taken in tablet form; prescribed for hypertension and angina pectoris
  • Norvir    a protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV
  • Novocain    procaine administered as a hydrochloride (trade name Novocain)
  • Nuprin    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic
  • Nydrazid    antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
  • Nystatin    an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes

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