Tutorial - Vasodilator Drugs
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- How does dilating arterial resistance vessels decrease arterial pressure? click here
- How does dilating venous capacitance vessels decrease venous pressure? click here
- Arterial vasodilators are used for what conditions? click here
- Venous vasodilators are used for hat conditions? click here
- What are the pharmacologic mechanisms for each of the following mechanistic classes of vasodilator drugs?
- What specific drugs (generic names) are FDA-approved in each of these classes?
- alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists (alpha-blockers)
- angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
- angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
- beta2-adrenoceptor agonists (β2-agonists)
- calcium-channel blockers
- centrally acting sympatholytics
- direct acting arterial dilators
- endothelin receptor antagonists
- ganglionic blockers
- phosphodiesterase inhibitors
- potassium-channel openers
- Which drugs from the above list are used to treat the following conditions?
- Which drugs from the above list are primarily