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PTA Pulm Pharm

Pharmacology for Pulmonary Disease Management

Antihistamine Agents Block affects of histamine; decreased nasal drainage, mucosal irritation, symptoms of cold and sinus, sinusitis, conjunctivitis and allergies
Anti-Inflammatory Agents inhaled corticosteroids, leukotriene modifiers, and mast cell stabilizers; help prevent inflammatory-mediated bronchoconstriction; inhibits inflammatory cells, release of inflammatory mediators and reverses capillary permeability; Reduces airway edema
Bronchodilator Agents relieve bronchospasm by stimulating receptors that cause bronchial smooth mm relaxation or blocking the receptors that triggerbronchoconstriction
Expectorant Agents increase respiratory secretion and loosen mucus; Reduces viscosity of secretions and increase sputum volume
Mucolytic Agents Decrease viscosity of mucus by altering composition and consistency; easier expectorant; using a nebulizer
Created by: ashleighobrien



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