Bronchodilators, or antiasthmatics are medications used to facilitate respiration by dilating the airways. They are helpful in symptomatic relief or prevention of bronchial asthma and for bronchospasm associated with COPD.
Learn about the uses and nursing care plan considerations needed for patients taking expectorants and mucolytics in this nursing pharmacology guide.
Feces is a solid body waste discharged from the large intestine through the anus by the process of defecation. It is made of cellulose and other indigestible food matter, water, and bacteria.
Antihistamines block the release or action of histamine, a chemical released during inflammation that increases secretions and narrows airways.
Chest X-ray (Chest radiography, CXR) is one of the most frequently performed radiological examination. This study guide can help nurses understand their tasks and responsibilities during a chest x-ray.
Learn about the uses and nursing care plan considerations needed for patients taking decongestants in this nursing pharmacology study guide.
Papanicolaou smear (Pap smear, cervical smear) is a safe, noninvasive cytological examination for early detection of cervical cancer.
Antitussives act on the cough-control center in the medulla to suppress the cough reflex; if the cough is nonproductive and irritating, an antitussive may be taken.
Holter monitoring (Ambulatory electrocardiography, ambulatory monitoring, event recorder, Holter electrocardiography) is a noninvasive procedure that continuously records the heart's activity as the patient does his normal routine, usually for 24 to 72 hours.
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