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Revised 8/15 Drug Template – Preparation Phase of Learning using the Big 3 For each class/category of drug, complete the following information: You won't need all 9 points for all drugs. Some will be quite simple. Drug Class: A nticholinergic Prototype Drug: Atropine Proactivity (What you need to know before you administer a drug) 1. How do drugs in this class work? MOA Anticholinergic effect : Anticholinergics are drugs that block the action of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, or a chemical messenger. It transfers signals between certain cells to affect how your body functions. Parasympatholytic effect: agent is a substance or activity that reduces the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. Cholinergic antagonist effect: A ntimuscarinic agent: Indications: preoperative medication to reduce salivation, reduce GI motility for surgery, increase heart rate for bradycardia, and to dilate pupils for ocular diagnostic exams 2. What are the major side effects of this drug that I need to be aware of? Cardiovascular:
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  • Spring '16
  • Pharmacology, Major drug interactions, Cholinergic antagonist effect, glaucoma…check medication history

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