Primary Sex Organs Ovaries

The primary sex organ in the human female is the ovary. (See Figure 6-4 for an illustration of the female genital system.) The ovaries are located to the sides of the upper end of the uterus. They are anchored to the posterior surface of the broad ligaments. (The broad ligaments are sheets or folds of peritoneum inclosing the uterus and uterine tubes and extending to the sides of the pelvis.) a. The ovary produces the egg cell or ovum (ova, plural). b. The ovary produces female sex hormones...

Bronchodilator Agents

The bronchodilators are agents that cause expansion of the air passages of the lungs. This allows the patient to breathe more easily and are of value in overcoming acute bronchospasms. They are employed as adjuncts in prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of the individual complications of obstructive pulmonary diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. Most of these agents have been discussed in other lessons of the pharmacology series. b. Bronchodilator Agents...

Important Warning Associated With The Anticoagulants

There is one warning common to all anticoagulants. When you dispense an anticoagulant to a patient you should tell the person that they should not take any other medication--over the counter or legend--without first consulting the physician who prescribed the anticoagulant. Emphasize that over-the-counter products such as aspirin and ibuprofen are also classified as medications. a. Anti-platelet agents. Anti-platelet agents are used to prevent a clot from forming (step I) or prevent the clot...

Subcourse Md0806 Pharmacology

Drugs that act upon the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, or urinary system are frequently dispensed in both military and civilian pharmacies. This is because conditions that affect these systems (that is, hypertension affecting the cardiovascular system) affect many people. Consequently, it is imperative that you have an understanding of these systems and the drugs that act on them. As with MD0804, Pharmacology I, and MD0805, Pharmacology II, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology are...

Treatment

The treatment of hyperlipidemia depends on two factors 1) whether that patient has existing atherosclerosis and 2) the patient's other risk factors for atherosclerosis. The treatment goal is usually expressed at the Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) goal as this is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood. No atherosclerosis & < 2 risk factors No atherosclerosis & 2 or more risk factors a. Diet and Exercise. Diet and exercise are considered lifestyle modifications which may lower...

DMiscellaneous Respiratory Agents

Cromolyn is a unique product that works by_inhibiting the release of histamine and other spasm-causing compounds from mast cells located in the lungs and prevents bronchoconstriction. It is used mainly for the treatment or prevention of mild bronchospasms associated with asthma. It is available as an inhalation aerosol and nebulization solution. (2) Leukotriene modifiers. The production of leukotrienes (immunologic proteins) and the binding of leukotriene receptors...