Ch. 15

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  1. Angina
    a disorder often caused by atherosclerotic plaque formation in the coronary arteries which causes decreased oxygen supply to the heart muscle and results in chest pain or pressure.
  2. Atherosclerosis
    A disease characterized by deposits of fatty plaques on the inner wall of arteries.
  3. Intermittent Claudication
    A group of symptoms characterized by pain in the calf muscle of one or both legs, caused by walking and relieved by rest.
  4. Lumen
    The inside diameter of a vessel such as an artery.
  5. Prophylaxis
  6. Transdermal System
    A convenient form of a drug administration in which the drug is impregnated in a pad and absorbed through the skin.
  7. Vasodilation
    An increase in the side of blood vessels, primarily small arteries and arterioles.
  8. List four forms of administration of nitrates.
    • Sublinqual
    • Submucosal
    • Inhalation
    • Translinqual
  9. List four common adverse reactions to calcium channel blockers.
    • Dizziness
    • Light-headedness
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
  10. List three disorders in which a peripheral vasodilating drug may be used.
    • Arteriosclerosis
    • Raynaud's phenomenon
    • Spastic Peripheral Vascular Disorders
  11. List four conditions that the herbal supplement L-Arginine is marketed to improve or prevent.
    • Heart disease
    • Improve muscle growth
    • Improve wound healing
    • Reduce fatigue
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Ch. 15
Antianginal and Peripheral Vasodilating Drugs
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