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PHARM EX 5 UN

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Adrenergic
Another term for the sympathetic branch, based on epinephrine.
Autonomic Nervous System
Part of the PNS that regulates the involuntary actions of the body.
Parasympathetic
Part of the ANS concerned with conserving body energy.
Sympathomimetic
Drugs that mimics the effects of the SNS.
α-Adrenergic Blocking
Drugs used to block neurotransmission in the SNS.
β-Adrenergic Blocking
Drugs that decreases stimulation of the SNS. (Also called beta blockers)
α/β-Adrenergic Blocking
Drugs that block both alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors.
Sympatholytic
Blocking the SNS.
Acetylcholine
Neurotransmitter that transmits impulses across the parasympathetic branch.
Cholinergic Crisis
Cholinergic drug toxicity.
Parasympothomimetic
Drug that mimics the effects of the PNS.
Anticholinergic Drugs
Affect the parasympathetic branch of the ANS. (Also called cholinergic blocking)
Cholinergic Blocking
Affect the parasympathetic branch of the ANS.
Drug Idiosyncrasy
Any unusual or abnormal reaction to a drug.