Science Quiz / HTN - Treatment - Centrally Acting Drugs

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Can you name the Hypertension

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These agents are __ line drugs in the treatment of HTN
Centrally acting anti-hypertensive drugs are __ agonists
The activation of presynaptic alpha2-adrenoceptors causes inhibition of __ release & consequent __
The activation of postsynaptic alpha2-adrenoceptors causes __
Although __ effects dominate
Centrally acting anti-hypertensive drugs reduce the activity of the __ centre in the brain
Causing reduced __ activity
And subsequent __
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They also reduce __
Used in antihypertensive patients when __ antihypertensive agents are ineffective or contraindicated
Methyldopa is safe for HTN in __
Methyldopa should not be given to people with __
Adverse effects
Methyldopa can cause parenchymal __ injury
It can also cause __
And rarely __
Clonidine can cause a withdrawal __ on stopping treatment

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