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Human Pharmacology

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Quiz 20 :

Antihypertensive Drugs

Quiz 20 :

Antihypertensive Drugs

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The recommended pharmacologic class (when used alone) for uncomplicated essential hypertension is:
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Thiazide diuretics are still the recommendation for monotherapy of mild to moderate essential hypertension due to their low cost and low incidence of adverse effects.

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The reason to use an angiotensin receptor blocker and hydrochlorothiazide together would most likely be:
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Angiotensin receptor blockers have a hyperkalemic effect, whereas the thiazide diuretic will have a hypokalemic effect; the two can balance out each other in this regard.

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Alpha-1 receptor antagonist therapy can result in an increase in cardiac oxygen consumption due to increased sympathetic discharge from baroreceptors. This can be alleviated by the use of which class of drug?
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Sympathetic tone can be reduced by either a beta-1 blocker or a centrally acting sympatholytic; however, the baroreceptor reflex remains intact with centrally acting sympatholytics.

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The class of antihypertensive that decreases total peripheral resistance, dilates coronary arteries, and slows cardiac conduction velocity is:
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Which of the following would you not expect to see as an adverse effect of thiazide diuretics?
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