Pharmville

  1. What does cyclooxygenase do?
    • COX 1 ~  Found in ALL tissue “Housekeeper”
    • --Protects gastric mucosa
    • --Supports renal function
    • --Promotes platelet aggregation
    • COX 2 ~ Found in Injured tissue
    • --Mediates inflammation
    • --Sensitizes receptors to painful stimuliIn brain
    • --Mediates fever
    • --Contributes to perception of pain
  2. Uses for Cox Blockers
    • Supress inflammation
    • relieve pain
    • reduce fever
    • NSAIDS
  3. Classes of Cox Blockers
    • Drugs with anti-inflammatory properties
    • NSAIDS (aspirin, celecoxib, ibuprofen)
    • Rx without inflammatory properties
    • Acetaminophen
Author
alyn217
ID
160783
Card Set
Pharmville
Description
cyclooxygenase inhibitors
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