RESPIRATORY MEDICATIONS

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CHAPTER 14 RESPIRATORY MEDICATIONS

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These medications stimulate one or more of the following adrenergic receptors.

Receptor Location Response
Alpha Mucosal blood vessels, bronchial smooth muscle Vasoconstriction, bronchoconstriction
Beta1 Heart muscle Increased heart rate and cardiac output, arrhythmias
Beta2 Bronchial smooth muscle, peripheral mucosal blood vessels, CNS, and peripheral limb muscles Bronchodilation, vasodilation, nervousness (CNS), tingling in fingers

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