Pharmacology

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Pharmacology
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2012-10-10 00:07:21
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Nervous System
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  1. a neurotransmitter that allows a nerve impulse to cross the synaptic junction (gap) between two nerve fibers or between a nerve fiber and an organ
    Acetylcholine
  2. an enzyme that brings about the breakdown of acetylcholine in the synaptic gap
    Acetylcholinesterase
  3. a term used to describe an action or a receptor that is activated by epinephrine or norepinephrine
    Adrenergic
  4. loss of pain sensation (other sensations may be present)
    Analgesia
  5. the class of neurotransmiters that includes dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. When given therapeutically, catecholamines mimic the effects os stimulating the sympathetic nervous system
    Catecholamine
  6. a term used to describe an action or receptor that is activated by acetylcholine
    Cholinergic
  7. thatportion of the autonomic nervous system that arises from the craniosacral portion of the spinal cord, is mediated by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and is concerned primarily with conserving and restoring a steady state in the body
    Parasympathetic Nervous System
  8. a drug that mimics the effects of stimulating theparasympathetic nervous system
    Parasympathomimetic
  9. that portion of the autonomic nervous system tha arises from the thoracolumbar spinal cord, is mediated by catecholamines, and is concerned with the flight or flight response
    Sympathetic Nervous System
  10. a drug thatmimics the effects of stimulating the sympathetic nervous system
    Sympathomimetc

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