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COPD
Pathological changes occur in the large (central) airways, the small (peripheral) bronchioles, and the lung parenchyma.
asthma
A condition characterized by paroxysmal narrowing of the bronchial airways due to inflammation of the bronchi and contraction of the bronchial smooth muscle.
CHF
Summarized best as an imbalance in Starling forces or an imbalance in the degree of end-diastolic fiber stretch proportional to the systolic mechanical work expended in an ensuing contraction.
methamphetamines
A group of structurally related compounds that produce central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) stimulation.
tricyclic antidepressant overdose
The toxic effects are results of their 4 main pharmacologic properties:

1. Inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake at nerve terminals

2. Anticholinergic action

3. Direct alpha-adrenergic blockade

4. Membrane stabilizing effect on the myocardium by blocking the cardiac myocyte fast sodium channels