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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