Please help with pharmacology suffixes!

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Hi Everyone! I am wondering if anyone knew of a resource that would help me learn the suffixes for pharmacology. I thought I came across a chart studyguide that somone posted but I can't seem to find that exact post. Or if anyone else has any other suggestions for recognizing the names of drugs. Thank you;)

Daytonite, BSN, RN

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they should be in taber's--if not in the general listings, then in the appendix under "prefixes, suffixes and combining forms". try looking on global rph http://www.globalrph.com/. suffixes qualify as medical terminology. an online pharmacology textbook glossary that allows student access may have them. try searching on the websites listed on this sticky: https://allnurses.com/forums/f205/nursing-documentation-168921.html - nursing documentation

Kristing3

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thank you very much, those sites are going to be a great help. just one more question..do you of any charts or study guides that give clues for drug names? for example: caine= local anesthetics (lidocaine)

cillin= antibiotics (penicillin)

dine= anti-ulcer agents (pantamadine)

thanks again!

Daytonite, BSN, RN

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Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

Unfortunately, I do not. Try looking for a glossary in a pharmacology book in the library somewhere. I have never heard of a pharmacology class where these kinds of questions were asked.

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