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Define the following and give one example of each. (i) Antihistamine (ii) Antifertility drugs (iii) Antacids.

Define the following and give one example of each. (i) Antihistamine (ii) Antifertility drugs (iii) Antacids.

Grade:upto college level

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
antihistamine:
A histamine antagonist (commonly called an antihistamine) is a pharmaceutical drug that inhibits the action of histamine by either blocking its attachment to histamine receptors, or inhibiting the enzymatic activity of histidine decarboxylase which catalyzes the transformation of histidine into histamine
ex-Chlorpromazine (antipsychotic)
Cyclizine
antifertility drug:-Antifertility Drugs : The antifertility drugs are those chemical compounds which prevents pregnancy in women. These, drugs control the menstrual cycle and ovulation and so used as birth control drug or contraceptives
ex-Norethindrone, Mestranol.
antacids:-An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity.
ex-Brioschi – NaHCO3
Equate – CaCO3 Al(OH)3 and Mg(OH)2

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