Chapter 11 - 13

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Chapter 11 - 13
2012-03-21 00:09:34
Antihistamines Decongestants Bronchodilators Antiasthma Drugs Antitussives Mucolytics Expectorants

Respiratory Drugs
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  1. Antihistamine
    A drug to counteract the effects of histamine on body organs and structures.
  2. Decongestant
    A drug that reduces the swelling of nasal passages.
  3. Epigastric Distress
    Discomfort in the abdomen.
  4. Expectoration
    The elimination of thick, tenacious mucus from the respiratory tract by spitting it up.
  5. Histamine
    A substance in various body tissues, such as the heart, lungs, gastric mucosa, and skin, that is produced in response to injury.
  6. Photosensitivity
    Exaggerated response to brief exposure to the sun, resulting in moderate to severe sunburn.
  7. Rebound
    Causing the opposite of the desired effect.
  8. Vasoconstriction
    A narrowing of the blood vessel.
  9. Asthma
    a reversible obstructive disease of the lower airway
  10. Sympathomimetics
    Drugs that mimic the activities or actions of the sympathetic nervous system
  11. Bronchodilator
    A drug used to relieve bronchospasm associated with resp disorders
  12. Theophyllinization
    Process of giving the pt a higher initial dose, called a loading dose, of a prescription drug to bring blood levels of theophylline to a therapeutic range more quickly
  13. Leukotrienes
    Substances that are released by the body during the inflammation process and constrict the bronchia
  14. Xanthine Derivatives
    Drugs that stimulate the CNS and result in bronchodilation
  15. Antitussive
    A drug used to relieve coughing
  16. Auscultating
    Listening to sounds within the body
  17. Coughing
    The forceful expulsion of air from the lungs
  18. Dyspnea
  19. Expectorant
    A drug that aids in raising thick, tenacious mucus from the resp passages
  20. Mucolytic
    A drug that loosens resp secretions
  21. Nebulization
    The dispersing of liquid medication in a mist of extremely fine particles to be inhaled into the deeper parts of the resp tract
  22. Nonproductive Cough
    A dry, hacking cough that produces no secretions
  23. Productive Cough
    A cough that expels secretions from the lower resp tract