Surgical Recall

Now in its Sixth Edition, Surgical Recall is a rapid-fire question-and-answer review for surgical clerkship students and third or fourth year medical students needing surgery review for the USMLE. Written in concise question-and-answer format—double-column, question on the left, answer on the right—Surgical Recall addresses both general surgery and surgical sub-specialties. Students on rotation, or being PIMPed, can quickly refer to Surgical Recall for accurate and on-the-spot answers. The book includes survival tactics and tips for success on the boards and wards as well as key information for the new person in the surgical suite.

Here are some simple suffixes that might help you identify the action of a certain drug even if you haven’t heard of it:

Suffix Explanation & Exmaple
-azine phenothiazine-like antipsychotics (e.g., chlorpromazine)
-ane volatile general anesthetics (e.g., halothane)
-azepam antianxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam)
-bital barbiturate sedative hypnotic drugs (e.g., phenobarbital)
-caine local anesthetics (e.g., cocaine)
-cillin penicillins (e.g., nafcillin)
-cycline tetracycline-type antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline)
-olol β-blockers (e.g., propranolol)
-opril ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril)
-statin HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (e.g., lovastatin)
-zosin postpynaptic α-receptor blockers (e.g., terazosin)

Here is also a link to the list of medical roots, prefixes and suffixes from Wikipedia

Source: USMLE Phamacology Recall, 2nd Edition