Basic and clinical pharmacology of autonomic drugs.

TitleBasic and clinical pharmacology of autonomic drugs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBecker DE
JournalAnesthesia progress
Volume59
Issue4
Pagination159-68; quiz 169
Date Published2012 Winter
Abstract

Autonomic drugs are used clinically to either imitate or inhibit the normal functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. A large number of additional drug classes also interact with these systems to produce a stunning number of possible side effects. This article reviews the basic function of the autonomic nervous system and the various drug classes that act within these neural synapses.

DOI10.1002/mus.23848
Alternate JournalAnesth Prog