Pharmacology for Technicians – CH 12

Anticoagulant
A drug that prevents clot formation by affecting clotting factors.

Antiplatelet
A drug that reduces the risk of clot formation by inhibiting platelet aggregation.

Beta blocker
A Class II antiarrhythmic drug that competitively blocks response to beta adrenergic stimulation and therefore lowers heart rate, myocardial contracility, blood pressure, and myocardial oxygen demand; used to treat arrhythmias, MIs, and angina.