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Pharm Lesson 9

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Alpha-blockers Drugs that block the alpha-1 receptors found in smooth muscle in the bladder neck and prostate, causing them to relax
Antispasmodics Medications used to reduce the strength and frequency of contractions of the urinary bladder and to decrease gastrointestinal motility
Antiandrogens A gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs that is used to treat prostate cancer
Benign prostatic hyperplasia most common benign tumor in men that involves an increase in the number of cells leading to prostate enlargement interfering with urinary flow
Calculus Stone
Cholinergic drugs Parasympathomimetic drugs that mimic the action of the parasympathetic nervous system
Diuretic Medication that increases urine excretion
Gout Form of arthritis in which uric acid crystals are deposited in and around joints
Hyperkalemia Abnormally high potassium in the blood can lead to cardiac arrhythmias
Hypokalemia Abnormally low blood potassium; can lead to cardiac arrhythmias
Osmotic agents Medications used to reduce intracranial or intraocular pressure
Overactive Bladder (OAB) A sudden intense urge to urinate that may or may not lead to loss of the urine
Urinary analgesic Medication used to relieve burning, pain, and discomfort in the urinary tract mucosa
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