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general paramedic pharmacology terms

Sympathetic Nervous System prepares the body to handle stress. "fight or flight"
adrenergic agonists medications that exert effects on the sympathetic nervous system which use adrenergic receptors
Parasympathetic Nervous System bowel, bladder, slowing HR, stomach acid production
cholinergist agonist drugs that act on parasympathetic NS
Alpha1 peripheral blood vessels:vasoconstriction, elevation of systemic B/P. ex: noreppi, epi, phenylephrine, dopamine
Alpha2 pre/post-synaptic nerve terminals: vasodilation, anesthesia. ex: clonadine
Beta1 heart: increase HR & contractility. ex: norepi epi, dobutamine
Beta2 smooth muscle of airway: ex: epi, albuterol,terbutaline
beta adrenergic receptor blockers prevent naturally occurring beta agonists from stimulating the receptors (labetalol, metoprolol)
chronotropic increase/decrease HR
inotropic increase/decrease contractility
acetylcholine neurotransmitter used by parasympathetic NS.
two types of cholinergic receptors nicotinic and muscarinic
nicotonic receptors found in CNS, autonomic ganglia, and striated muscle
muscarinic receptors found in cardiac and smooth muscle, exocrine glands and brain
Created by: amandamacheall