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drugs w/ -rine suffix

alpha agonists (can have additinional action as well)


NE


E


phenylephrine


ephedrine

tmts for MS

B interferon, steroids, natalizumab (anti integrin that decreases WBC extravasation)

Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy

aka Guillan Barre


findings: increased CSF protein w/ NL cell count (albuminocytologic dissociation) can lead to papilledema.


can treat w/ plasmapheresis and IVIg

adrenoleukodystrophy

"Lorenzo's Long seXy TAN oil"


Xlinked


defect in very long chain fatty acid metabolism (oil)


affects:


Testes


Adrenal glands


Nervous system

ADEM

acute disseminated (postinfectious) encephalomyelitis (ADEM)




sx occor all @ once but are similar to MS


follows infection or vaccination

tmt for headaches

cluster: O2, triptans


tension: nsaids, acetaminophen


migraine: abortive (triptans, nsaids), prophylactic (propranolol, topiramate, Ca channel blockers, TCAs)