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Nursing (NURS 110) Pharmacology Made Easy

John Marsh
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West Coast University

nursing (110)

Pharmacology Made Easy

Pharmacology Made Easy
GI system (3.0)
Anatomy & Physiology
 Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (nutrient absorption), large intestine (water
absorption), rectum, anal canal
 Peristalsis
o Stimulated by parasympathetic NS
o Increases peristalsis: vagus nerve, mechanoreceptors, chemoreceptors
Peptic Ulcers: lesions in stomach or duodenum; bleeding & perforation, imbalance of gastric
acid & mucus secretion
1. Histamin2-receptor antagonists
 Treat:
o Gastric and duodenal ulcers
o Heartburn, dyspepsia
o Erosive esophagitis
o Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)
o Aspiration pneumonitis
o Hypersecretory disorders such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrin), systemic mastocytosis



Nursing (NURS 110) Pharmacology Made Easy

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