Week 4 Response 2 NURS 6521 Pharm.docx - RESPONSE 2 Aminta thank you for your post this week Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD was the disorder

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RESPONSE # 2 Aminta, thank you for your post this week. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was the disorder chosen for my discussion this week. I wanted to discuss the use of long acting beta agonists (LABA), such as salmeterol for the management of COPD (Arcangelo & Peterson, 2013). Beta 2 adrenergic receptor agonists induce bronchodilation by acting on the beta 2 adrenergic receptors located in the smooth muscle of the airway (Arcangelo & Peterson, 2013). Salmeterol’s long half life allows for twice daily dosing (Fromer & Cooper, n.d.). The normal
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  • Summer '15
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Adrenergic receptor, adrenergic receptor agonists, Arcangelo & Peterson, beta agonists

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