Chapter 59.pe - Chapter59 &Wilkins NauseaandVomiting...

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Chapter 59 Emetic and Antiemetic Agents
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Nausea and Vomiting Most common and most uncomfortable complaint Vomiting is a complex reflex reaction to various stimuli In some cases, it may be desired to induce vomiting In many clinical conditions, the reflex reaction of vomiting is  not beneficial
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Managing Nausea and Vomiting  Emetics Cause vomiting No longer recommended for at-home poison  control  Antiemetics  Decrease or prevent nausea and vomiting  Centrally acting or locally acting Varying degrees of effectiveness  
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Site of Action of Emetics/Antiemetics
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Groups of Centrally Acting Antiemetics Phenothiazines Nonphenothiazines Anticholinergics/antihistamines  Serotonin (5-HT 3 ) receptor blockers Substance P/neurokinin 1 receptor antagonists Miscellaneous group  
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Phenothiazines
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course RNSG 1301 taught by Professor Loftin during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College.

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Chapter 59.pe - Chapter59 &Wilkins NauseaandVomiting...

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