Unformatted text preview: A. Glitazones B. ACE-inhibitors C. Benzodiazepines D. Statins E. Barbiturates D) Statins: by accumulating in the liver, these HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors are localized to the major site of cholesterol synthesis, where they will have the strongest effect. 4) Your diabetic patient is also an exercise fanatic. After a particularly strenuous workout, his blood glucose levels become alarmingly high. Which of the following would reduce this effect of strenuous exercise on blood glucose levels? A. a beta-adrenergic antagonist B. a beta-adrenergic agonist C. an alpha-adrenergic antagonist D. an alpha-adrenergic agonist E. a glucocorticoid (A) Sympathetic stimulation can increase glycogenolysis in liver cells, an effect mediated by beta-adrennergic receptors (activated by fight or flight release of epinephrine). The best choice is therefore to give a beta blocker, such as propranolol....
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- blood glucose levels, Adrenergic receptor