Posted by Bob P (220.127.116.11) on August 21, 2000 at 16:35:00:
In Reply to: Some plain english help please.. posted by Peter on August 21, 2000 at 15:33:28:
Prednisolone - a form of prednisone, a synthetic hormone that reduces inflamation.
Verapamil - calcium channel blockers, restricts the flow of calcium across the smooth muscle of the blood vessels, causing them to relax and supposedly not react (dialate/constrict) as dramatically.
Amitriptyline - tricyclic anti-depressant. Restricts the uptake of serotonin. Once serotonin is released into the gaps between nerves and does it's thing it is either dispersed into the body or taken back (reuptake) by the nerve cell that put it in the gap to start with. Selective serotonin (5HT) sites control the dialation of blood vessels. By restricting the reuptake of 5HT it keeps those site activated longer and constricts the blood vessels.
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