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What is ventilation?
the process of moving air into and out of the lungs.
What is respiration?
the process by which gasses are exchanged
Energy is expended during expiration (True or False)
False
What is perfusion?
blood flow through the lungs
What is a nebulizer?
small mahcines that vaporize a liquid drug into a fine mist that can be inhaled
What is the action of an antitussive?
suppress cough
What is the action of a mucolytic?
loosen mucous
What is the action of mast cell stabilizers?
inhibit histamine release
What is the action of glycocorticoids?
suppress inflammation
What is the action of expectorants?
produce thinner mucous
What is the action of beta-adrenergic agonists?
dilate bronchi, relieve bronchospasms
Name five different bonchodilators used for asthma.
albuterol (Proventil)
epinephrine (Adrenalin, Primatene)
metaproterenol sulfate (Alupent)
pirbuterol acetate (Maxair)
salmeterol xinafoate (Serevent)
theophylline (Theo-dur)
Name five different glucocorticoids used for asthma.
beclomethasone dipropionate (Beclovent, Vanceril)
budesonide (Pulmicort Turbohaler)
fluticasone (Flovent)
methylprednisolone (DepoMedrol)
traimcinolone (Azmacort)
What is the most common OTC (over the counter) antitussive?
dextromethorphan
What is the most common OTC (over the counter) expectorant?
guaifenesin
What is the safest medication for the prophylaxis of asthma?
cromolyn
What does "COPD" represent?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease