Epinephrine is also called adrenaline therefore adrenergic receptor An Agonists is a drug that stimulates the effects of receptors A Beta Blocker such as propranolol is an antagonist Other terms to be aware of; sympathomimetic, sympatholytic (blocks)
Pharmacology part 2
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OFPHARMACOLOGY
Part 2 Topics Drugs used to affect the Nervous System Respiratory System Cardiovascular System Electrolytes Drugs used to treat MI Drugs used in Allergic Reations Drugs used to affect the Endocrine System Miscelaneous Drugs
Antihypertensives Diuretics Adrenergic inhibiting agents Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors Angiotensin II receptor antagonists Calcium channel blockers Direct vasodilators
Hemostatic Agents Antiplatelets: Drugs that decrease the formation of platelet plugs. Anticoagulants: Drugs that disrupt the clotting cascade. Thrombolytics: Drugs that act directly on thrombi to break them down.
Antihyperlipidemics Drugs used to treat high blood cholesterol. Examples: Lovastatin (mevacor). Simvastatin (zocor).
Drugs Affecting the Pancreas Diabetes mellitus is the most important disease involving the pancreas. Insulin—a substance that decreases blood glucose level. Glucagon—a substance that increases blood glucose level.