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Levophed, also known as norepinephrine, is another stress hormone, and the topic for today. We’ve mentioned norepinephrine in the posts on dopamine and epinephrine, but now we’re going a little deeper. 478 more words



Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Aceclofenac works by inhibiting the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme responsible for the synthesis of prostaglandins, inflammatory mediators that can cause pain and swelling and induce fever and inflammation. 15 more words

BT_PO 1.54 Pharmacology of beta receptor blocking agents

I asked about these drugs in the recent in exams and was fascinated (read horrified and astounded) that only one person had a plausible explanation as to how these little chaps cause hypotension….. 158 more words


BT_PO 1.125 Pharmacology of cancer chemotherapeutic agents, especially problems that such agents may cause during the perioperative period

I was asked about this in my Primary Exam! I have to admit that I had elected not to study the chemotherapeutics, (not a strategy that I would recommend ūüėČ) but fortunately I was able to drag something from the back of my brain…. 171 more words


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Epinephrine. #CCRN #CMC #CSC in today’s education post.

This drug, produced by the adrenal medulla in times of stress, is referred to as adrenaline.¬†It’s a neurotransmitter that… 363 more words


Neurology Grand Rounds - Typical and Atypical Diabetic Neuropathy

The lecture is not particularly easy to follow if you’re not a neurologist, and/but I assume even neurologists might have difficulties with Liewluck’s (? the second guy’s…) contribution because that guy’s English pronunciation is not great. 295 more words