Clonidine: Mechanism of Action & Interactions


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What part of the brain does clonidine stimulate in order to make it lower blood pressure?

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1. Which of the following classes of drugs decreases the effectiveness of clonidine?

2. One mechanism of action of clonidine is to block the release of the hormone _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Clonidine and its interactions are the subjects of this quiz and worksheet combination. Questions ask about the part of the brain stimulated by the drug along with what clonidine relaxes in organs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the topics mentioned below in the questions of the quiz:

  • A class of drugs that decreases clonidine's effectiveness
  • Hormones blocked by clonidine
  • The effects of drinking alcohol
  • Clonidine and the walls of organs

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can name the class of drugs that decreases the effect of clonidine
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about blocking hormones
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the brain part stimulated by clonidine

Additional Learning

To learn more about the drug, go to the lesson titled Clonidine: Mechanism of Action & Interactions. There, you can check out the following extra topics:

  • The meaning of mechanism of action
  • The effects of clonidine
  • Conditions treated by clonidine