Basic and clinical pharmacology of autonomic drugs.

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

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.

Alternate JournalAnesth Prog