By Jennifer Kelly
This useful advisor to pharmacology is uncommon in its technique. rather than interpreting the conventional results of gear this ebook appears to be like on the opposed results. With the arrival of nurse prescribing it truly is crucial that nurses are conversant in the typical adversarial results, find out how to know them and the way to accommodate them. The booklet is split into 3 sections. the 1st examines the pharmacology of substances i.e. what the physique does to medicines (pharmocokinetics), what the medicine do to the physique (pharmocodynamics), and the way antagonistic reactions may result from those strategies. part seems at placing the clinical wisdom into motion via an exam of nurse management and prescribing, drug improvement and the difficulty of sufferer compliance and empowerment. part 3 includes twelve case experiences which describe numerous eventualities during which there were hostile drug results. in the course of the publication thoughts are defined utilizing examples in order that the nurse can relate the idea that of inauspicious influence to the medicine she understands.
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Radioligand binding studies demonstrate that receptor numbers do not remain constant over time, but that they can change according to circumstances. Chronic exposure to an agonist can result in a decrease in the number of receptors in the cell membrane, or down-regulation, as it is termed. The superfluous receptors are taken into the cytoplasm of the cell. Supersensitivity of receptors to agonists can occur with chronic administration of an antagonist. For example, abrupt discontinuation of propranolol in a patient who has been taking it chronically can precipitate dysrhythmias.
Transmembrane proteins, which bind to a specific particle and move it to the other side of the membrane. These transporters can act passively and move particles along their concentration gradient, in a process termed facilitated diffusion. Alternatively the carrier may be coupled to an energy source and so can move the particle across the membrane against its concentration gradient. Drugs can utilize these carriers for distribution purposes and important sites for this process are the gastrointestinal tract, the biliary tract, the renal tubule and the blood-brain barrier.
Bendroflumethiazide (bendrofluazide) is of moderate efficacy because the maximum sodium it can cause to be excreted is 10%, no matter how much drug is administered, while furosemide (frusemide) has high efficacy as it can cause 25% or more of filtered sodium to be excreted. Pharmacodynamics and receptors 43 Receptor regulation Chronic exposure to drugs can lead to an alteration in receptor response. Some receptors, when exposed to an agonist repeatedly, can become desensitized. For example, bronchodilators that act on ß-adrenergic receptors and are used to treat asthma can become less effective when repeatedly administered at the same concentration.