50 days prior Proexam

A loving husband observe.

He was a British pharmacist who noticed his wife, who at the time was on Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor, MAOI a medication she took after having severe headaches when eating cheese. For this reason, the crisis is still called the “cheese effect” or “cheese crisis”, though other foods can cause the same problem. (Source; Wikipedia).

Ahah! Now I know why my friend who is slightly hypertensive need to control her diet, not to take cheese, chocolate and, caffeine. Cheese is considered food rich in tyramine. One of the things I’ve learned today that tyramine indirectly cause-effect of adrenergic agonist.

The sympathomimetic drugs – drug use as a stimulant mimic effect of the sympathetic nervous system, condition you activate the ‘fight and flight respond’.

6 categories and ideas in what they do:

  1. Selective A1-adrenergic agonists – antihypotensive
  2. Selective A2-adrenergic agonists – hypertension and ADHD
  3. Selective B1-adrenergic agonists – treat congestive heart failure
  4. Selective B2-adrenergic agonists – asthma and COPD
  5. Mixed A & B agonists – severe hypotension
  6. Indirect acting
    1. Releasing agents
    2. Uptake inhibitor
    3. MOAI/COMT Inhibitors




2 Comments Add yours

  1. dtills says:

    I hope you are enjoying medical school. Almost went myself but decided to go molecular biology instead. The two fields are closely related and I have enjoyed teaching nursing students and those who went on to med school. Good Luck to you!

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    1. GroundedHito says:

      Thanks for your kind wishes!

      Liked by 1 person

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