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==Background==
 
==Background==
*Central alpha agonists lower blood pressure by stimulating alpha-receptors in the brain which open peripheral arteries easing blood flow. T
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*Central alpha agonists lower blood pressure by stimulating alpha-receptors in the brain which causes peripheral vasodilation
  
 
==Medications==
 
==Medications==

Revision as of 20:06, 29 September 2016

Background

  • Central alpha agonists lower blood pressure by stimulating alpha-receptors in the brain which causes peripheral vasodilation

Medications

Adverse effects

  • sedation
  • drying of the nasal mucosa
  • rebound hypertension

See Also