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5-HT3 Antagonist Drugs - Chapter Summary
In this pharmacology chapter, you can review important information about 5-HT3 antagonist drugs. These engaging lessons explain the uses, structure, mechanism of action and side effects of the drug ondansetron. You'll also study the drug's contraindications, pharmacokinetics and class.
Each lesson comes with a short self-assessment quiz to help you retain important drug terms and concepts. The bite-sized nature of these lessons help you quickly move through the chapter. Our instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have about 5-HT3 antagonist drugs.
How It Helps
The chapter is designed to help anyone who needs to learn or review information about these particular drugs. Students who are in a pharmacology class can use the chapter to supplement their textbooks, get ahead in class or prepare for an exam. If you're a pharmacology or healthcare professional, this chapter's resources may be useful for training, continuing education or skill development.
Studying this chapter will help you:
- Describe the structure of ondansetron
- Understand ondansetron's drug class, uses and side effects
- Evaluate the drug interactions and pharmacokinetics of ondansetron
- Recognize the mechanism of action and contraindications of ondansetron
1. What is Ondansetron? - Definition, Drug Class & Structure
Ondansetron is a popular medication used to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Read this lesson to learn more about when the drug is used, along with the classification and structure of this medication.
2. Ondansetron: Uses & Side Effects
Ondansetron is a medication that is classified as a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. It blocks the action of serotonin. Read on to make sense of this information, as this lesson will discuss the uses of ondansetron and its side effects.
3. Ondansetron: Pharmacokinetics & Drug Interactions
Ondansetron is particularly helpful in treating and preventing nausea. Read this lesson to learn how ondansetron is absorbed and broken down in the body, as well as its potentially life-threatening interactions with other medications.
4. Ondansetron: Mechanism of Action & Contraindications
Ondansetron is a drug given to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. This lesson will review its mechanism of action, adverse drug reactions, and contraindications.
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