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Unformatted text preview: nts Therapeutic • Cardiac arrhythmias – suppress ectopic pacemakers – especially good at slowing ventricles & correcting digitalis induced arrhythmias • Prevention of anginal pain (decreases cardiac work) • Hypertension • Controlling signs of thyrotoxicosis – Counteracts symptoms • tachycardia, high B.P. • increased metabolism, increased body temperature • tremulousness Therapeutic Uses: Beta Blocking Agents Therapeutic • Cardiac arrhythmias – suppress ectopic pacemakers – especially good at slowing ventricles & correcting digitalis induced arrhythmias • Prevention of anginal pain (decreases cardiac work) • Hypertension • Controlling signs of thyrotoxicosis – Counteracts symptoms • tachycardia, high B.P. • increased metabolism, increased body temperature • tremulousness – Prophylaxis of migraine headaches • mechanism unknown -- perhaps blocks vasodilation Side Effects: Adrenergic Blocking Agents Side • Asthmatic wheezing – β blocker • Dizziness – α blocker • Tiredness and depression – α & β, CNS • Nausea and diarrhea – chiefly β blocker – parasympathetic unbalanced Toxicity: Adrenergic Blocking Agents Toxicity: • Severe bronchiolar constriction – β blocker • Hypotension – α & β blockers • Congestive heart failure, A-V block – β blocker Toxicity: Adrenergic Blocking Agents Toxicity: • Severe bronchiolar constriction – β blocker • Hypotension – α &...
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