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Pharmacology, part 19: Nervous System Medications for Anxiety and Depression

Pharmacology, part 19: Nervous System Medications for Anxiety and Depression

by Cathy Parkes

Key meds for anxiety AND depression: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhbitors (SSRIs) and Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).
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Pharmacology, part 18: Nervous System Medications for Depression

Pharmacology, part 18: Nervous System Medications for Depression

by Cathy Parkes

Key meds for depression: tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and atypical antidepressants (buproprion, trazodone).
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Pharmacology 2020_17 Nervous Medications: Anxiety Medications

Pharmacology, part 17: Nervous System Medications for Anxiety

by Cathy Parkes

Learn the key facts about some medications that are used to treat anxiety, including benzodiazepines (diazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, chlordiazepoxide) and non-benzodiazepines (buspirone).
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Pharmacology 2020_16 Cardiovascular Medications Electrolyte and Acid -Base Imbalances

Pharmacology, part 16: Cardiovascular Medications - Electrolyte & Acid/Base Imbalances

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

Key meds used to treat electrolyte and acid/base imbalances: calcium, potassium, sodium bicarbonate, sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate), and magnesium.
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Pharmacology 2020_15 Cardiovascular Medications Antianemic agents, Iron Supplement

Pharmacology, part 15: Cardiovascular Medications - Antianemic Agents

by Cathy Parkes

Medications for anemia: folic acid (vitamin B9), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), ferrous sulfate, and iron dextran.
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Pharmacology 2020_14 Cardiovascular Medications Cholesterol Antilipemic Medications

Pharmacology, part 14: Cardiovascular Medications for Cholesterol

by Cathy Parkes 1 Comment

Antilipemic (cholesterol-lowering) medications: statins, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, bile acid sequestrants, fibric acid derivatives, and niacin (B3).
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Pharmacology 2020_13 Cardiovascular Medications for Shock

Pharmacology, part 13: Cardiovascular Medications for Shock

by Cathy Parkes

Medications used for the treatment of shock, including: epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, dobutamine, and albumin.
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Pharmacology 2020_12 Cardiovascular Medications Hemostatic, Thrombolytic, Erythrop

Pharmacology, part 12: Cardiovascular Medications - Hemostatic, Thrombolytic, Erythropoietic & Leukopoietic

by Cathy Parkes

Hemostatic agent (aminocaproic acid), thrombolytic medications (alteplase, reteplase, streptokinase), erythropoiesis growth factor (epoetin alfa), leukopoietic growth factor (filgrastim).
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Pharmacology 2020_11 Cardiovascular Medications   Anticoagulants, antiplatelets

Pharmacology, part 11: Cardiovascular Medications - Anticoagulants & Antiplatelets

by Cathy Parkes

Learn more about anticoagulants and antiplatelets, including: factor Xa inhibitors, platelet aggregation inhibitors, and thrombin inhibitors.
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Pharmacology 2020_10 Cardiovascular Medications   Anticoagulants heparin, warfarin

Pharmacology, part 10: Cardiovascular Medications - Anticoagulants Heparin & Warfarin

by Cathy Parkes

Learn what you need to know about the anticoagulant medications heparin and warfarin.
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Pharmacology 2020_09 Cardiovascular - Medications   Antidysrhythmic Class III-IV

Pharmacology, part 9: Cardiovascular Medications - Atropine & Antidysrhythmic Classes III & IV

by Cathy Parkes

Learn the key facts about amiodarone, calcium channel blockers, adeonsine, and atropine, including BLACK BOX WARNINGS!
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Pharmacology 2020_08 Cardiovascular Medications - Cardiac Glycosides, Antidysrhythmic Class I & II

Pharmacology, part 8: Cardiovascular Medications - Glycosides & Antidysrhythmic Classes I & II

by Cathy Parkes

Cardiac Glycosides (Digoxin), Class I Antidysrhythmics (sodium channel blockers), and Class II Antidysrhythmics (beta blockers)
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