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Premedication

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Atropine premedication as preanesthetic has all of the following effects except: (AIPG 2011)



A Decrease secretions

B Bronchoconstriction

C Prevents vagal bradycardia

D Prevents hypotension

Ans. B

Bronchoconstriction

Before the availability of beta 1 agonist drugs, atropine was the most important drug used for treating bronchospasm. Atropine may prevent hypotension by enhancing the release of noradrenaline (by inhibiting the muscarinic receptors on adrenergic nerve endings).

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