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Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts

Richard E. Klabunde, PhD

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Tutorial - Antihypertensive Drugs

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  1. How do drugs that dilate blood vessels, reduce blood volume, or reduce cardiac output lead to a decrease in arterial pressure?  click here
  2. How do diuretics decrease blood volume?  click here
  3. What are the differences between thiazide, loop, and potassium-sparing diuretics in terms of their site of action in the kidney and their overall efficacy in lowering blood pressure? click here
  4. By what mechanisms do each of the following mechanistic classes of drugs lower arterial pressure? What specific drugs (generic names) are FDA-approved in each of these classes? Which of the following can cause orthostatic hypotension and reflex tachycardia?


Revised 10/26/2022

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