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Video Flashcard: Clonidine Overdose

Clonidine is a central acting alpha-2 receptor agonist taken to lower blood pressure and decrease central alpha agonism in ADHD and opiate withdrawal. It can present similar to opiate overdose with miosis, hypotension, bradycardia, respiratory depression and somnolence. Treatment is often supportive with the infant or young child admitted for observation. As seen in the illustration, the child will respond to physical stimulation and can usually be quickly aroused. Naloxone can have some benefit, but usually requires larger doses than…

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Video Flashcard: Salvia Divinorum

Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of before! Salvia Divinorum is a psychoactive plant which induces visions and hallucinations when ingested, but usually it is smoked. The plant contains salvinorin A, a unique and potent selective K-opioid receptor agonist. Since the experience of using salvia tends towards the unpleasant, the drug is thought to have a low potential for abuse. As a dissociative agent, harm can come to the user by walking into traffic, running and tripping, falling out of…

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