A-Z list of medicines B

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  • Bacitracin  a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective ag
  • Barium sulfate  a white insoluble radiopaque powder used as a pigment
  • Baycol  an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels
  • Benadryl  antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness
  • Bendopa  the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
  • Benzoyl peroxide  a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
  • Beta  preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; second in order of importance;  the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet; beets
  • Beta carotene  an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables
  • Betaine  a sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beets
  • Biliary  relating to the bile ducts or the gallbladder; relating to or containing bile
  • Biotin  a B vitamin that aids in body growth
  • Blocadren  a beta blocker (trade name Blocadren) administered after heart attacks
  • Bot  botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human
  • Botox  a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily
  • Brevibloc  intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias
  • Brompheniramine maleate  antihistamine (trade name Dimetane) used to treat hypersensitivity reactions (as rhinitis)
  • Buccal  toward the inside of the cheek; lying within the mouth; of or relating to or toward the cheek
  • Buspar  a drug (trade name BuSpar) designed specifically for anxiety
  • Butazolidin  anti inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin)

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