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Adrenergic Agonists (Sympathomimetics)

Adrenergic agonists are autonomic nervous system drugs that stimulate the adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), either directly (by reacting with receptor sites) or indirectly (by increasing norepinephrine levels). An adrenergic agonist is also called a sympathomimetic because it stimulates the effects of SNS.

Bacterial Meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord caused by bacteria or viruses.
Cranial Nerves Assessment Chart and Cheat Sheet

Cranial Nerves Assessment Chart and Cheat Sheet

Listed is a run-through of the 12 cranial nerves, the assessment technique used, if the response elicited is normal, and how to document it.

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