A-Z list of medicines D

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  • Dalmane  tranquilizer (trade name Dalmane) used to treat insomnia
  • Dapsone  antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
  • Daricon  an anticholinergic drug (trade name Daricon) used in treating peptic ulcers
  • Darvon  a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive
  • Daypro  a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Daypro)
  • Decadron  a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
  • Declomycin  tetracycline antibacterial (trade name Declomycin) effective in the treatment of some bacterial and rickettsial and other infections
  • Delivery  the act of delivering a child; the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another; the event of giving birth; recovery or preservation from loss or danger; (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  • Deltasone  a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
  • Demeclocycline hydrochloride  tetracycline antibacterial (trade name Declomycin) effective in the treatment of some bacterial and rickettsial and other infections
  • Demerol  a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain
  • Demulen  trade name for an oral contraceptive
  • Dental  of or relating to the teeth; of or relating to dentistry;  a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • Desyrel  oral antidepressant (trade name Desyrel) that is a nontricyclic drug used as a sedative
  • Dexamethasone  a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
  • Dexamethasone intensol  a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
  • Dexedrine  an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
  • Dexone  a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
  • Dextrose  an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
  • Diabeta  an oral antidiabetic drug (trade names DiaBeta and Micronase) that stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas
  • Dial  the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours; a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called; the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments; the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning; verb choose by means of a dial; operate a dial to select a telephone number
  • Diazepam  a tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning
  • Diazoxide  vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
  • Dichloride  a compound containing two chlorine atoms per molecule
  • Diclofenac sodium  a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally
  • Dicumarol  an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
  • Diethylstilbestrol  a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  • Diflunisal  nonsteroidal anti inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • Digitoxin  digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
  • Digoxin  digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
  • Dilantin  an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
  • Dilaudid  a narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Dimenhydrinate  antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness
  • Dimetane  antihistamine (trade name Dimetane) used to treat hypersensitivity reactions (as rhinitis)
  • Disc  a flat circular plate; (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored; sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove; something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • Disulfiram  a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
  • Diuril  a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
  • Dolobid  nonsteroidal anti inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • Dolophine hydrochloride  synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
  • Doriden  sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
  • Doxepin hydrochloride  a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)
  • Doxy  a woman who cohabits with an important man
  • Doxycycline  an antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections
  • Dressing  the act of applying a bandage; the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes; processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather; a cloth covering for a wound or sore; savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type; making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure; a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • Drixoral  the trade name for a drug used to treat upper respiratory congestion; it contains an antihistamine and a bronchodilator and a vasoconstrictor
  • Dronabinol  psychoactive substance present in marijuana; used therapeutically to control nausea associated with cancer therapy
  • Durabolin  an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis
  • Dynapen  antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin

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