Summary of Direct cholinomimetics
Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is primarily a medication and hormone. As a medication it is used for a number of conditions including: anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest, and superficial bleeding. Inhaled epinephrine may be used to improve the symptoms of croup. It may also be used for asthma when other treatments are not effective. Epinephrine is normally produced by both the adrenal glands and certain neurons. It plays an important role in the fight-or-flight response by increasing blood flow to muscles, output of the heart, pupil dilation, and blood sugar. Epinephrine does this by its effects on alpha and beta receptors.
Flashcards on Direct cholinomimetics
Timolol is classified as a anti-arryhthmic.
Questions on Direct cholinomimetics
A mother brings her otherwise healthy 6-year-old child to the emergency department for what she describes as one day of new-onset wheezing and a tactile temperature. On exam, you note a low-grade fever, an oxygen saturation of 88%, inspiratory stridor, a "barking" cough, and intercostal retractions. The patient is alert and interactive. The child is begun on blow-by oxygen. What is the next best step in the management of this patient's illness?