Pharmaceuticals and Poisons

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For an alphabetical listing of all pharmaceuticals and poisons, please click here.

Analgesics and antipyretics

Anesthetics

These medicines are used to prevent a subject from feeling pain during medical or surgical procedures. Types of anesthetics include:

Local

A small amount of medicine is injected in the area to be worked on. The subject remains fully conscious but feels no pain. Useful for minor procedures.

Regional

Anesthesia involving a larger portion of the body, ie: the entire arm or leg. The patient still remains conscious.

General

Used for major procedures and with very uncooperative patients. Drugs render the patient unconscious. The airway and respirations may need to be maintained artificially. General anesthesia carries a small but real risk of complications including death.

It should be noted that the Delta wave generator is normally used to render a patient unconscious. However, medical staff should be familiar with these medications as well.

Anti-convulsant

Anti-infective drugs

Anti-inflammatory

Anti-intoxicant

Cardiovascular drugs

Illegal medications

Immuno-suppressants and anti-rejection medications

Miscellaneous Drugs

Disease specific medications or those that don’t fit anywhere else.

Neurological Medications

Medications that affect a patient’s neurological functions and ability to regulate bodily activities.

Poisons

Drugs used to harm or kill.

Psychoactive Medications

These drugs alter the patient’s mental facilities in one of three ways:

Stimulants

These work by stimulating the nervous system and thus conscious processes. Used with caution.

Sedatives

These work by sedating the nervous system. This class of psychoactive medications seeks to dull the senses most commonly in an individual who is over stimulated or suffering extreme physical or emotional distress. The dose can be adjusted to provide mild relaxation all the way to deep coma-like sleep.

Alteration

These work by altering the levels of certain neuro-transmitting chemicals within the brain. This class of drug includes antidepressants which can help restore the emotional and physical health of a patient affected by depression, anxiety or severe phobia.

Pulmonary Medications

These drugs are used to control oxygen intake and respiratory capacity.

Resuscitative/Restorative Drugs

These drugs are used in the stabilization of humanoid species either in cardio-respiratory arrest or in danger of further complications due to illness or injury.

Vaccines

These are drugs that are used to prevent specific diseases.