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What are the 2 major components of the nervous system ?
The 2 major components of the nervous system are the central and peripheral systems.
What are the 2 components of the peripheral nervous system ?
The 2 components of the peripheral system are the somatic and autonomic
Does the somatic system control voluntary or involuntary functions ?
The somatic system controls voluntary functions.
What component of the preipheral nervous system controls involuntary functions ?
The autonomic system.
What are the 2 components of the autonomic nervous system ?
The sympathetic and the parasympathetic.
Does the sympathetic system speed or slow autonomic functions ?
The sympathetic system speeds autonomic functions.
Which autonomic nervous system component would work to decrease the heart rate ?
The parasympathetic system.
What is a parasympatholytic drug ?
a parasympatholytic drug is an anticholinergic.
Is atropine an anticholenergic ?
yes. Atrophine is an anticholinergic.
What is atrophine used for ?
To increase heart rate and cardiac output in symptomatic bradycardia. and bradiasystolic cardiac arrest.
What is the adult dosage for atropine in cases of symtomatic bradycardia ?
0.5 - 1.0 mg IVP
(may be repeated every 3-5 min to a max of .04 mg/kg)
What is the adult dosage for atropine in cases of Bradyosystolic cardiac arrest ?
1.0 mg IVP
(may be repeated every 3-5 min to a mx of .04 mg/kg)
What is the onset time for atropine ?
30 to 90 seconds
What is the peak effect time for atropine ?
20 to 60 minutes
What is the pediatric dosage for atropine ?
.02mg/kg (minimum dosage of
0.1 mg