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Anticonvulsant

The term anticonvulsant refers to a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs that are used in order to treat patient suffering from epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsant drugs are also applied in treating bipolar disorder in patients. This class of pharmaceuticals has been found to be mood stabilizing and therefore it is widely …

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Anticholinergic symptoms

Anticholinergic symptoms, that are associated with the anticholinergic syndrome are caused due to the  inhibition of acetylcholine receptor sites. Thus, the various anticholinergic drugs antagonize acetylcholine muscarinic receptors. The muscarinic receptor sites are associated with the heart, salivary glands, gastrointestinal tract and GU tract. These receptor sites are also referred …

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Anticholinergic toxidrome

The term, anticholinergic toxidrome includes the various complications that are associated with this condition. The symptoms of anticholinergic toxidrome include psychosis and seizures. The patient may suffer from hallucinations and loss of memory. There are signs of ileus and mydriasis, that leads to dilated pupils and urinary retention is also …

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Anticholinergic delirium

Anticholinergic delirium is described as various symptoms that are associated with the administration of anticholinergic agents leading to delirium, and these include  a state of confusion leads to  disorientation. The individual affected by anticholinergic delirium will be showing signs of agitation. Patients  suffering from anticholinergic delirium may be suffering from …

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Anticholinergic effect

The anticholinergic effect includes various gastrointestinal disorders that include gastritis, pylorospasm, diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis. Various genitourinary disorders like cystitis, urethritis and prostitis are also included. It has been found that anticholinergic effect also includes various respiratory disorders, like asthma and chronic bronchitis. Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson like adverse medication …

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Anticholinergic syndrome

The anticholinergic syndrome is also known as ACS, and it is produced by the inhibition of cholinergic neurotransmission at muscarinic receptor sites. The Pathophysiology of anticholinergic syndrome includes various substances, that are having attributes that lead to competitive inhibition of the acetylcholine muscarinic receptors,; that are  found in the central …

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Symptoms of anterograde amnesia

The clinical presentation of patients with symptoms of anterograde amnesia includes forgetfulness. In fact, the level of forgetfulness may vary from one patient to another. In case of patients suffering from global amnesia, they will be showing signs and symptoms of anterograde amnesia as well as retrograde amnesia. In case …

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Anterograde amnesia treatment

Anterograde amnesia treatment depends on the various underlying factors that lead to amnesia symptoms. Thus, anterograde amnesia treatment is personalized according to the medical history of the patient. In certain cases, regardless of the cause, it has been found that cognitive rehabilitation plays an important role in the in helping …

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Hemorrhagic varicella

Hemorrhagic varicella is a condition most commonly observed in immuno-compromised or immuno-suppressed patients. In many cases , it has been found that hemorrhagic varicella may  affect normal adults as well as children. Some of the clinical syndromes associated with hemorrhagic varicella include febrile purpura and malignant chickenpox with pupura. It …

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Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants reduce muscle tone and/or cause paralysis. To achieve this, Skeletal Muscle Relaxants may act peripherally at the neuromuscular junction/muscle fiber itself or centrally in the cerebrospinal axis. Drugs, that block transmission of impulses at the skeletal neuromuscular junction, are called neuromuscular blocking agents. These blockers act mainly …

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