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Cardiovascular System Medications Drug List

drug classificationdefinition
ion is a polyatomic anion with the empirical formula NO3- and a molecular mass of 62. Nitrate
having the effect of retarding or inhibiting the coagulation of the blood. Anticoagulant
Antiplatelet agents lower your chance of having a heart attack or stroke caused by blood clots it work against platelets to lower the risk of clots forming inside blood vessels antiplatelet agents
is used to lyse acute blood clots by activating plasminogen, resulting in the formation of plasmin, which cleaves the fibrin cross-links causing thrombus breakdown. thrombolytics/fibrinolytics
are the man-made form of something that is produced naturally by your body. These drugs help your bone marrow make new white blood cells Hematopoietics stimulants
are heart medications that widen, or dilate, your blood vessels. That increases the amount of blood your heart pumps and lowers blood pressure. angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor
are medications that block the action of angiotensin II by preventing angiotensin II from binding to angiotensin II receptors on the muscles surrounding blood vessels. angiotensin receptor blockers
are medications that reduce your blood pressure. beta-adrenergic blockers
are medications designed to increase the amount of water and salt expelled from the body as urine. diuretics
are prescription medications that relax blood vessels and increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart calcium channel blockers
are a class of organic compounds that increase the output force of the heart and increase its rate of contractions by acting on the cellular sodium-potassium ATPase pump. cardiac glycosides
are medicines that dilate (widen) blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily through. Some act directly on the smooth muscle cells lining the blood vessels. vasodilators
A class of drugs that act by inhibition of potassium efflux through cell membranes. potassium channel blockers
work by inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver by the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
are used to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. bile acid sequstrants
are a class of medication that lowers blood triglyceride levels. fibric acid derivatives
Created by: bdesvignes



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