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Pharmacology Exam3

Exam 3 Definitions

TermDefinition
low potassium levels in blood hypokalemia
low serum calcium levels in blood hypocalocemia
high blood sugar hyperglycemia
high levels of uric acid in blood hyperuricemia
high blood pressure hypertension
chest pain due to poor blood flow through the vessels in the heart angina
treat hypertension-high bp antihypertensive
drug used to treat hypertension & Congestive Heart Failure ACE Inhibitor
peptide hormone that causes vasoconstriction & a subsequent increase in BP angiotension
swelling similar to hives; but swelling is under the skin instead of on the surface angioedema
abnormally low count of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps fight off infections, particularly those caused by bacteria & fungi neutropenia
steroid hormone produced by outer secretion of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland aldosterone
acts as an endocrine, autocrine/paracine & intracrine hormone angiotension II (ARB's)
used to treat conditions such as high bp & heart failure angiotensionII receptor blockers
most commonly used in treatment of hypertention, usually in conjunction with diuretics when other treatments are ineffective {used in treatment of several conditons such as raynaud's disease, hypertension & sclerodema.)
Created by: morganleigh9210