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Arachidonic acid acid or ASA); the prototype order 20mg tamoxifen otc, aspirin-related drugs that are is then metabolized by cyclooxygenase enzymes to produce often called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs discount tamoxifen 20 mg on-line, prostaglandins effective tamoxifen 20mg, which act briefly in the area where they are eg cheap tamoxifen 20mg, ibuprofen); acetaminophen; and drugs used to prevent or produced and are then inactivated discount 20 mg tamoxifen amex. Both local fever, and inflammation are described in the following section. PAIN, FEVER, AND INFLAMMATION Because inflammation may be a component of virtually any illness, anti-inflammatory drugs are needed when the in- Pain is the sensation of discomfort, hurt, or distress. It is a flammatory response is inappropriate, abnormal, or persistent, common human ailment and may occur with tissue injury and or destroys tissue. Prostaglandins sensitize pain receptors and in- by pain, fever, and inflammation, and for which the drugs dis- crease the pain associated with other chemical mediators cussed in this chapter are used, are described in Box 7–2. Body temperature is controlled by a regulating MECHANISM OF ACTION center in the hypothalamus. Normally, there is a balance be- tween heat production and heat loss so that a constant body Aspirin, NSAIDs, and acetaminophen inactivate cyclooxy- temperature is maintained. When there is excessive heat pro- genases, the enzymes required for prostaglandin formation duction, mechanisms to increase heat loss are activated. Two forms of cyclooxygenase, called COX-1 result, blood vessels dilate, more blood flows through the and COX-2, have been identified. Aspirin and traditional skin, sweating occurs, and body temperature usually stays NSAIDs inhibit both COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. When fever occurs, the heat-regulating COX-1 is normally synthesized continuously and present in center in the hypothalamus is reset so that it tolerates a higher all tissues and cell types, especially platelets, endothelial cells, body temperature. Fever may be produced by dehydration, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and the kidneys. Prostaglandins inflammation, infectious processes, some drugs, brain injury, produced by COX-1 are important in numerous homeostatic or diseases involving the hypothalamus. Prostaglandin for- functions and are associated with protective effects on the mation is stimulated by such circumstances and, along with stomach and kidneys. In the stomach, they decrease gastric bacterial toxins and other substances, prostaglandins act as acid secretion, increase mucus secretion, and regulate blood pyrogens (fever-producing agents). In the kidneys, these prostaglandins help to main- Inflammation is the normal body response to tissue dam- tain adequate blood flow and function. In the cardiovascu- age from any source and it may occur in any tissue or organ. Local manifestations are redness, Drug-induced inhibition of these prostaglandins results in the heat, edema, and pain. Redness and heat result from vasodila- adverse effects associated with aspirin and related drugs, tion and increased blood supply; edema results from leakage especially gastric irritation, ulceration, and bleeding. Inhibition of blood plasma into the area; and pain occurs when pain of COX-1 activity in platelets may be more responsible for receptors on nerve endings are stimulated by heat, edema, GI bleeding than inhibition in gastric mucosa. Systemic manifestations include leukocytosis, bone, kidneys, GI tract, and the female reproductive system). When tissue cells are dam- cellular microorganisms, such as viruses and rickettsiae. When Histamine is formed (from the amino acid histidine) and stored the WBCs die, they release enzymes that activate kinins. The in most body tissue, with high concentrations in mast cells, ba- activated kinins increase and prolong the vasodilation and sophils, and platelets. Mast cells, which are abundant in skin increased vascular permeability caused by histamine. They and connective tissue, release histamine into the vascular sys- also cause pain by stimulating nerve endings for pain in the tem in response to stimuli (eg, antigen–antibody reaction, area. Thus, bradykinin may aggravate and prolong the ery- tissue injury, and some drugs). Once released, histamine is thema, heat, and pain of local inflammatory reactions. It also highly vasoactive, causing vasodilation (increasing blood flow increases mucous gland secretion. More specifi- effects include contracting smooth muscles in the bronchi cally, complement destroys cell membranes of body cells (producing bronchoconstriction and respiratory distress), (eg, red blood cells, lymphocytes, platelets) and pathogenic gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and uterus; stimulating salivary, microorganisms (eg, bacteria, viruses). The system is initi- gastric, bronchial, and intestinal secretions; stimulating sen- ated by an antigen–antibody reaction or by tissue injury. Histamine is the vated in a cascade type of reaction in which each component first chemical mediator released in the inflammatory response becomes a proteolytic enzyme that splits the next component and immediate hypersensitivity reactions (anaphylaxis).

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