(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)
2. An agent that is destructive to parasites.
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2. A medicinal agent allaying inflammation.
2. A medicine for phthisis.
2. An agent that relieves or prevents itching.
Despite about a century of research, no single effective antipruritic treatment exists
Several topical and orally administered agents can help suppress itching. These include lotions and creams; such as calamine and hydrocortisone, antihistamines, opioid antagonists, aspirin, and ultraviolet light therapy.
2. An antipsoric remedy.
Antipsychotic agents are a chemically diverse but pharmacologically similar class of drugs used to treat schizophrenic, paranoid, schizoaffective, and other psychotic disorders; such as, acute delirium, dementia, and manic episodes.