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ACE Inhibitor
Angiotension Converting Enzyme - Causes muscles surrounding the blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing the blood vessel and causing blood pressure to rise.
Alkalinizing Agent
Combines With hydrogen ions to increase blood pH or make it more alkaline
Alpha 1
Receptors that cause peripheral vasoconstriction, mild bronchoconstriction, and stimulation of metabolism
Alpha 2
Receptors serve to prevent Over-release of norepinephrine in the synapse to stop synapse stimulation
Analgesic
Relieves pain by altering perception of pain without producing anesthesia or loss of consciousness (aspirin, Morphine Sulfate, Nitrous Oxide Gas)
Amnesic Agent
Drugs used for pre-procedure sedation- patient will have less actual pain perception during the event sand may not remember the magnitude of the procedure in the hours following the procedure. (Midazolam)
Anesthetic
Partial or complete loss of sedation with or without loss of consciousness (Etomidate, Lidocaine)
Antiaginal
Drug used in the treatment of angina pectoris (Nitroglycerin, Verapamil)
Anti anxiety (anxiolytic)
Drug used to reduce level of anxiety (Midazolam)
Anticgolinergic Agent (Parasympatholytic)
An agent that blocks parasympathetic nerve impulses (Ipratropium Bromide)
Anticoagulant
Delays Blood clotting (Asprin, Heprin)
Antioconvulsant
Atops or prevents seizure activity (Diazepam, Magnesium Sulfate, Midazolam)
Antidote
A substance that neutralizes poisons or their effects (Activated Charcoal, Amyl Nitrite)
Antidyskinetic
Drug used to treat dyskinesias, which is the involuntary movement of the lips, tongue, face, trunk, or extremities from long term use of antipsychotics (Diphenhydramine)