PSY 356 introduction 2

PSY 356 introduction 2 - PSYCHOPHARM INTRO CONTINUED...

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PSYCHOPHARM INTRO CONTINUED Sympathetic Nervous System- deactivates the gastric system -has to do with alertness (fight or flight) Prophylaxis A. Ergotamine -Powerful constriction of blood vessels a. the only headache that is powerful enough to wake you from sleep i. Cause of headache is that blood vessels are dilation or too open of blood vessels ii. Spontaneous constriction of blood vessels (vasoconstriction) is the explanation of -decreased blood supply resulting as impair actions in the brain especially in the visual centers then the body tries to compensate for this constriction by reflexively dilation but it over compensates causing the pounding headache e.g. Cafergot -most well know ergotamine -tablet that you put under the tongue (sublingual) i. Sublingual because it is quicker and you cannot throw it back up (important when dealing with nausea) ii. The effect of caffine on blood vessels plus ergots have a lesser effects than the sum of their parts 1. A+B = > (A+B) i. Decrease migraines by 33%
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course PSY 356 taught by Professor Simson during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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