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What is the purpose of anti-inflammatories?
Alter pain perception
What are the side effects of steroidal anti-inflammatories?
Suppresses immune system, weakens connective tissue, easily bruised, thinning skin
What should massage therapists avoid doing to persons on anti-inflammatories?
Over treatment
What are the side effects of cardiovascular disease management medications?
Increases parasympathetic, flushing, dizziness, hypotension, fatigue, lethargy
What is a major risk of cardiovascular management medications?
Extreme parasympathetic event
What is the side effect of clot management medications?
What are the risks of clot management medications?
Tend to make clots, may create an embolus with massage
What is orthostatic hypotension?
Decreased blood pressure upon rising to an upright position
What does massage do for blood glucose levels?
Can lower blood glucose levels
When is it safe to massage a diabetic?
2-3 hours after a meal and mid insulin cycle
What is recommended for massage therapists to do with clients on muscle relaxants?
Work conservatively, no stretches, ROM exercises or deep tissue
What are the side effects of antidepressants?
Dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness
How should clients on antidepressants be treated?
Do not overtreat
Anti anxiety medications effect which part of the nervous system?
Are thyroid supplements indicated or contraindicated?
What is pharmacokinetics?
Movement of drugs in the body
What is pharmacodynamics?
Mechanism of drugs (how they act)
What is pharmacotherapeutics?
How drugs are used
What is a chemical name?
Describes atomic and molecular structure
What is a generic name?
Abbreviation of chemical name
What is a tradename?
Brand name
What is enertal?
Uses mucus membranes to absorb the medication into the bloodstream
What is parenteral?
Enters blood stream directly
What is topical?
Application of drug to outer layer of skin
What is half-life?
The time it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated by the body