Chapter 35: Antitussives, Mucolytics, And Expectorants

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Chapter 35: Antitussives, Mucolytics, And Expectorants

Funds 2: Coughing, mucus, expectorants


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most common infection in human illness
  • 2. 
    What are 3 drugs that treat discomfort associated with upper respiratory infections?
  • 3. 
    The forceful expulsion of air from the lungs
  • 4. 
    What are the 2 types of coughing?
  • 5. 
    Secretions from the lower respiratory tract are expelled
  • 6. 
    A dry, hacking one that produces no secretions
  • 7. 
    A drug used to relieve coughing
  • 8. 
    What are 2 centrally acting antitussives
  • 9. 
    What does peripherally acting drugs do?
  • 10. 
    What does antitussives relieve?
  • 11. 
    What is something used to treat nasal congestion?
  • 12. 
    What are the adverse reactions of antitussives?
  • 13. 
    What are opioid antitussives contraindicated with?
  • 14. 
    What are some precautions of antitussives?
  • 15. 
    Nursing diagnosis for antitussive
  • 16. 
    A drug that loosens repiratory secretions
  • 17. 
    A drug that aids in raising thick, tenacious mucus from the respiratory passages
  • 18. 
    Reduces the thickness of respiratory secretions by direct action on the mucus
  • 19. 
    Increases the production of respiratory secretions, which in turn appears to decreases the viscosity of the mucus
  • 20. 
    What is mucolytics used to treat?
  • 21. 
    What are some contraindications of mucolytics and expectorants?
  • 22. 
    Precautions of expectorants
  • 23. 
    Nursing diagnosis checklist for mucolytics and expectorants
  • 24. 
    Eucalyptus _________ and cough drops are useful for sore throats
  • 25. 
    Chewing ________ tablets may result in a local anesthetic effect with possible choking
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