Pharmacology terms

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Mydriasis

dilation of pupil

Miosis

contraction of pupil

Tachycardia

fast heart beat

Bradycardia

slow heart beat

Cycloplegia

paralysis of the ciliary muscle (accommodation)

Hypotension

low BP

Hypertension

high BP

Lipolysis

fat breakdown (fatty acid production)

Vertigo

dizzyness (motion while stationary)

Ocular

of the eye

Prophylactic

defend or protect from disease

Pulmonary edema

fluid in lung sacsd

Myasthenia gravis

muscle weakness

Sjogren's syndrome

dry mouth, hands (autoimmunity -> inflammation of the glands that produce tears and sliva)

Exocrine gland

gland that secrets its product into a duct to external environment (excluding hormones and chemical messengers)

Cognitive function

intellect, awareness of self

Lacrimation

tear formation (secretion and discharge)

Hypothermia

low body temperature

Pheochromocytoma

(PCC) neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands that cause over secretion of epi and norep

Hyperplasia

abnormalcell proliferation

Angina pectoris

chest pain due to ischemia (lack of O2)

Vasodilation

widening of blood vessles

Vasoconstriction

contriction of blood vessels

Presynaptic autoreceptor

receptor on the presynaptic nerve cell membrane and used as part of a feedback loop

Negative feedback

when the product inhibits ins own production

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