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Pharm Lesson 20

The following are activities related to the key terms for the chapter.

Anticholinergics Drugs that block the action of the parasympathetic nervous system
Antihistamines Medications that provide symptomatic relief of allergic symptoms caused by histamine release
Antitussives Medications that suppress coughing
Asthma prophylaxis Medications used for prophylaxis and treatment of chronic asthma- Bronchodilators are used for acute asthmatic attacks
Bronchodilators Medications that relax the smooth muscles of the bronchial tree, thereby relieving bronchospasm and increasing the vital capacity of the lungs
Decongestants Drugs that constrict blood vessels in the respiratory tract, resulting in shrinkage of swollen mucous membranes and opened nasal airway passages
Dry Powdered Inhaler (DPI) A self-generating device that forms a fine mist from a powdered drug solution that can then be inhaled using a fast, deep breath into the respiratory system
Expectorants Drugs that increase secretions, reduce viscosity, and help to expel sputum
Maintenance medications Medications meant to preserve a desired condition - Drugs used to prevent recurrence or progression of an illness
Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) A canister containing a propellant used to deliver a fine mist (aerosol) of a drug into the respiratory system-Often used with a spacer device or reservoir to increase the effectiveness of drug delivery
Mucolytic Medication that liquefies pulmonary secretions
Rescue treatment Treatment used in the emergency situation such as a severe asthma attack to give quick relief of symptoms
Small Volume Nebulizer (SVN) Device that creates a fine mist of a drug solution using a gas source (aerosolization)
Smoking cessation aids Medications used to slowly lower the level of nicotine while the patient participates in a behavior modification program for smoking cessation
Sympathomimetic Adrenergic drug that mimics the action of the sympathetic nervous system
Xanthines Medications that indirectly increase the chemical that causes bronchodilation; also respiratory stimulant to increase the ventilatory drive
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