CNS Stimulants & Depressants
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Given to children with ADHD because it has a reversal effect and actually calms down the patient
Give reversal agents as stimulants to reverse respiratory distress after surgery
When is a fetus at greatest risk for drug-induced developmental defects?
First trimester of pregnancy-first 3 months.
When does the greatest percentage of maternally absorbed drug get to
Last trimester-last 3 months.
the aminoglycosides included amikacin (amikin) , gentamicin , kanamycin
( kartex) neomycin , streptomycin and tobramycin.
the aminglycoside exert their bactericidal effect by blockin a step in protein
What are local anesthetics?
drugs that suppress pain by blocking impulse conduction along axons (block
Na+ channels where Na+ is exchanged)
are local anesthetics selective or nonselective
nonselective (affect all neurons) but not all selected t
What are the two types of muscle problems?
muscle spasms, muscle spasticity
Involuntary contraction of muscle or muscle groups
group of movement disorders, of CNS origin, causing combination of
increased muscle t
Notes for Quiz 3
normally heard at the heart's apex , will give the most acurate assessment of
Apical Radial pulse
simultaneous measurement of the apical and radial pulse
Temporary cessation of breathing