1 Dec 2018

1. A patient brought into the emergency room is experiencing severe hypotension. Blood pressure reads 90/50.

i. What class of drugs is indicated for treatment and why?

ii. What precautions should be observed when these drugs are administered?

iii. What would be the first indication that too much drug has been administered?

2. Only certain drugs are capable of crossing the blood brain barrier.

i. How is the blood brain barrier different than barriers found in other areas of the body? Be specific.

ii. What properties of drugs will make it more likely to cross the blood brain barrier? Explain your answers.

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