Nitroglycerin Mechanism of Action


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Nitroglycerin is a kind of:

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1. Nitroglycerin's main mechanism of action involves:

2. Nitroglycerin enters vascular smooth muscle and helps form _____, which then helps (via a series of steps) relax and dilate vascular smooth muscle.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to find out how much you remember about nitroglycerin's mechanism of action. You will need to focus on the ways in which this medication functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll see what you know about:

  • The main mechanism of action for nitroglycerin
  • Methods nitroglycerin could deliver more oxygen to the heart
  • The way nitroglycerin reduces the workload on the heart

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nitroglycerin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nitroglycerin's mechanism of action
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how nitroglycerin can help deal with heart conditions

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this type of medication by reviewing the lesson titled Nitroglycerin Mechanism of Action. New concepts covered include:

  • Non-medical uses for nitroglycerin
  • Medications once used as a rat poison
  • The muscles of the heart