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Types of drugs

Definitions of what each type of drug does

Combination 2 or more drugs combined, 1 delivery Generally a bronchodilator and a corticosteroid
Corticosteroids Treat inflammation from asthma Increases the effects of the sympathomimetic agents Prevents mucosal edema
Mucolytics Disrupt mucus molecule so that secretions can be coughed up Break apart molecule itself
Anticholinergic Blocks bronchoconstriction from the vagus nerve Back door dilator
Aderenergic Sympathomimetic Relaxes smooth muscle Alpha-on blood vessels of mucus membranes Beta 1-on the heart Beta 2-on the lungs
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