General Pharmacology Terminology

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General Pharmacology Terminology
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General Pharmacology Terminology
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  1. General Pharmacology Terminology - Adrenergic:
    Related to or pertaining to the sympathetic nervous system
  2. General Pharmacology Terminology - Antiadrenergic:
    Blocks the adrenergic (sympathetic) system
  3. General Pharmacology Terminology - Anticholinergic:
    Blocks the cholinergic (parasympathetic) system
  4. General Pharmacology Terminology - Cholinergic:
    Related to or pertaining to the parasympathetic nervous system
  5. General Pharmacology Terminology - Chronotrope:
    A drug or substance that affects heart rate
  6. General Pharmacology Terminology - Dopaminergic:
    A drug or other substance that affects cardiac automaticity
  7. General Pharmacology Terminology - Inotrope:
    A drug or other substance that affects the strength of the cardiac conduction
  8. General Pharmacology Terminology - Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS):
    The division of the autonomic nervous system that is responsible for controlling vegetative functions
  9. General Pharmacology Terminology - Parasympatholytic:
    Anticholinergic
  10. General Pharmacology Terminology - Parasympathomimetic:
    Cholinergic
  11. General Pharmacology Terminology - Sympathetic Nervous System:
    The division of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body for stress
  12. General Pharmacology Terminology - Sympatholytic:
    A drug or other substance that blocks the actions of the sympathetic nervous system (also called antiadrenergic)
  13. General Pharmacology Terminology - Sympathomimetic:
    A drug or other substance that causes effects like those of the sympathetic nervous system (also called adrenergic)
  14. General Pharmacology Terminology - Tocolytic:
    Any pharmacological agent used to suppress or arrest uterine contractions
  15. General Pharmacology Terminology - Actions of Adrenergic Receptors. Alpha 1:
    • Peripheral vasoconstriction
    • Positive inotrope
    • Negative chronotrope
  16. General Pharmacology Terminology - Actions of Adrenergic Receptors. Alpha 2:
    Peripheral vasodilation (blocks release of norepinephrine)
  17. General Pharmacology Terminology - Actions of Adrenergic Receptors. Beta 1:
    • Positive inotrope
    • Positive chronotropic
    • Positive dromotrope
  18. General Pharmacology Terminology - Actions of Adrenergic Receptors. Beta 2:
    • Peripheral vasodilation
    • Bronchodilation
    • Uterine smooth muscle relaxant
    • GI smooth muscle relaxant
  19. General Pharmacology Terminology - Actions of Adrenergic Receptors. Dopaminergic:
    • Renal vasodilation
    • Mesenteric vasodilation

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