Central Agonists

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Central Agonists

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Central Agonists (Alpha-2 Receptor Agonist)

Also known as a centrally acting alpha agonists, alpha 2 receptor agonists, alpha 2 inhibitors, and central adrenergic inhibitors, these drugs work by decreasing stimulatory sensors from the brain and central nervous system. They stop nerve impulses in the brain which would cause excitement. They also excite a pathway which will inhibit the response of stimulating nerve endings. This causes the patient to be very relaxed and the blood vessels to be very relaxed. This action can reduce blood pressure at a rapid rate. That is why central agonists are often used in a hypertensive crisis situation.

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