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(ant″i-plas′tik) [anti- + plastic (2)] 1. Preventing or inhibiting wound healing. 2. An agent that prevents or inhibits wound healing by preventing formation of granulation tissue.


(ant″i-plāt′lĕt) [anti- + platelet] 1. Destructive to platelets. 2. An agent that destroys or inactivates platelets, preventing them from forming blood clots.


(an-tip′ŏ-dăl) [Gr. antipous, stem antipod-, with feet opposite] Located at opposite poles of a sphere, as of a spherical cell.


(ant′i-port″ĕr) A cell membrane protein that moves two substances in opposite directions through the membrane. SEE: symporter.


(ant″i-prŏ-lif′ĕ-rāt″iv, ant″i-prŏ-lif′ĕ-răt″iv) [anti- + proliferative] 1. Tending to block or prevent cell growth, division, or reproduction. 2. An agent, such as a drug, that tends to block or prevent cell growth, division, or reproduction.


(ant″i-prōt′ē-ās″) [anti- + protease] A chemical that interferes with the hydrolysis of proteins by a protease enzyme.


(ant″i-prōt″ŏ-zō′ăl) [anti- + protozoal] 1. Destructive to protozoa. 2. An agent that destroys protozoa.


(ant″i-proo-rit′ik) [anti- + pruritic] 1. Preventing or relieving itching. 2. An agent that prevents or relieves itching.


(ant″i-sōr″-at′ik) [anti- + psoriatic] 1. Preventing or relieving psoriasis. 2. An agent that prevents or relieves psoriasis.


(ant″i-sī″kot′ik) [anti- + psychotic] 1. Preventing or treating psychosis, e.g., schizophrenia. 2. A medication to treat psychosis; a major tranquilizer. SYN: neuroleptic. SEE: major tranquilizer.

atypical a. Second-generation a.

first-generation a. A neuroleptic drug. They treat psychotic disorders and other psychiatric diseases. Side effects include extrapyramidal (Parkinsonian) reactions. SYN: conventional a. SEE: neuroleptic (1).

conventional a. First-generation a.

second-generation a. An antipsychotic drug that causes increased appetite, weight gain, and adverse effects on lipids. They differ from first-generation antipsychotics in that they are less likely to cause extrapyramidal side effects or tardive dyskinesia. SYN: atypical a.


(ant″i-pī″rē′sĭs) [anti- + pyre(tic) + -sis] Use of drugs to prevent or treat fever.


(ant″i-pī-ret′ik) [anti- + pyretic] 1. Reducing fever. 2. An agent that reduces fever. SYN: antifebrile.


(ant″i-pī″rot′ik) [anti- + pyrotic] 1. Promoting the healing of burns. 2. An agent that promotes the healing of burns.


(ant″i-ră-kit′ik) [anti- + rachitic...

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