Chapter 7 IV

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Chapter 7 IV
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2012-07-01 23:25:32
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  1. defibrillation
    termination of ventricular fibrilation by delivery of an electrical stimulus to the heart
  2. defibrillator
    device that delivers the electrical stimulus
  3. cardioversion
    termination of tachcardia by pharmaceutical means or delivery of electrical energy.
  4. pacemaker
    • device used to treat slow heart rates by electrically stimulating the heart to contract.
    • Implanted, but can be temporarily external
  5. antianginal
    a drug that dialates coronary artiers-restoring oxygen to tissues and therefore releaving the pain of angina pectoris
  6. antiarrhythmic
    drug that counteracts cardiac arrhythmia
  7. anticoagulant
    drug that prevents clotting
  8. antihypertensive
    drug that lowers blood pressure
  9. beta-adrenergic blocking agents
    beta blocker
    • agents that inhibit the body's response to sympathetic adrenergic nerve activity
    • they slow electrical conduction and herat rate
  10. diuretic
    • drug that increases the secretion of urine
    • for hypertension
  11. thrombolytic agents
    drugs used to dissolve thrombi
  12. vasoconstrictor
    drug that causes narrowing of vessels, decreasing in blood flow
  13. vasodilator
    drug that causes dilation of vessels, increasing blood flow

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