BIOL 200 - Lecture 07

BIOL 200 - Lecture 07 - Unit 7 Respiratory, Antihistaminic...

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Unit 7 Respiratory, Antihistaminic & GI Drugs
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Asthma : Bronchoconstriction Increased mucus production
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Managing the Airway Drugs to open the airway Drugs to treat the inflammation Decrease the airway remodeling “Remodeling” describes the permanent, negative changes that can occur with chronic irriatation of the bronchioles. Leads to scarred and narrowed airways that are unable to dilate effectively.
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Sheep Lung Changes With Dust Mite Challenge
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There are many choices: Asthma Prophylactics cromolyn Leukotriene Modifiers Corticosteroids Inhaled or Systemic Bronchodilators with Antiinflammatory Effects Sympathomimetics Xanthines Anticholinergics Simple Bronchodilators Combination therapy is often most effective with some agents potentiating others.
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What is the drug of choice to halt an asthma attack?
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A drug that can be used to manage the inflammatory aspect of asthma would be:
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Narcotics Depresses cough center in the medulla Nonnarcotic Antitussives
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