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Pharm Lesson 19

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

Antiarrhythmic agents Drugs that control or prevents cardiac irregularities
Anticoagulants Medications used to prevent formation of clots or decrease the extension of existing clots in such conditions as venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and coronary occlusion
Antihypertensives Medications used in the treatment and management of all degrees of hypertension
Antilipemic Drug that lowers the serum cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) and increases the high
Antithrombotic agents Agents that interfere with or prevent thrombosis (clot formation)
Bradycardia Abnormally slow heartbeat
Cardiac glycosides Medication used primarily in the treatment of heart failure
Coronary heart disease (CHD) Narrowing of the coronary arteries usually as a result of atherosclerosis
Coronary vasodilators Medications used in the treatment of angina
Heart failure The inability of the heart to circulate blood effectively enough to meet the body’s metabolic needs
Hematopoiesis Production of blood cells, normally in bone marrow
Hypertension High blood pressure
Hypotension Low blood pressure
Ischemia Holding back of the blood; local deficiency of blood supply due to obstruction of circulation to a part (for example heart or extremities)
Platelet inhibitor A drug that inhibits platelet aggregation (clumping) to prevent clots
Tachycardia Abnormally fast heartbeat
Thrombolytic agents Medications used to dissolve clots after they have formed
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