Pharm 1 - Behavioral Drugs

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Question Answer
What is a FAP? What are examples?Fixed action pattern
Instinctive behavioral sequence
Innate releasing mechanisms
Sign stimulus/releaser
*On which substrates does MAO-A work and which NS does it work on?5-HT (serotonin), NE, and Epi
Central and peripheral
*On which substrates does MAO-B work and which NS does it work on?NE and Dopamine
Central ONLY
(NeD, B my ONLY CENTer)
*What might cause serotonin syndrome, & explain the syndromeMAO-A
it causes hypertension, hyperthermia, metabolic ACIDosis, rhabdomyolysis
*What kind of drug is selegiline? What is it used for? Side effects?Selective irreversible MAO-B inhibitor. (Gil B the CENTER of my world bc he DOPE); Increases dopamine
Used to treat cognitive dysfunction (dementia) in dogs, fear and phobias, pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism
Side effects = hyperactivity & stereotypic behavior
*Tricyclic Antidepressants/SNRIs have affinity for what? Adverse effects?
What type of effects for a1 antagonists have?
NE > 5-HT (serotonin) (sNris like Norep more than serotonin)
Adverse effects = hypotension, tachycardia, arrhythmia
a1-antags = antihistamine and anticholinergic effects
CYP450 metabolism!
*For what are SNRIs used in dogs? Cats?Dogs = Excessive arousal (mild aggression), Canine compulsive Disorders, Anxiety, MAY enhance learning
Cats = Certain aggressions, inappropriate urination and spraying, anxiety, vocalization, excessive grooming
*What type of drug is amitriptyline?
What is its affinity?
what kind of properties does is possess?
What does it do?
5-HT > NOR.
Anticholinergic, antihistamine, a1-antagonist, and analgesic properties
What is the active metabolite of amitriptyline?Nortriptyline
*Which drug class is clomipramine?
What is its affinity?
What is it used for?
5-HT >> NOR.
Separation anxiety, canine compulsive disorders
What class of drug is Imipramine?
What is it's affinity?
What is it used for?
Separation anxiety; has moderate effects on cholinergic and adrenergic receptors
*To what do SSRIs have more specific affinity?More specific for 5-HT uptake (sSris like Serotonin more the norep)
*What are the SSRI indications in dogs and cats?Dogs = separation anxiety, compulsive behaviors, dominance, or impulsive aggression
Cats = Urine spraying, aggression, compulsive behavior such as fabric chewing and psychogenic alopecia (sSri for Sychogenic chewing - major difference between SNRI ans SSRI)
*What are the SSRIs?Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, sertaline, fluvoxamine, citalpram (escitalopram=S-citalopram)
*What are the adverse effects of SSRIs?GI in cats, Nervous system alterations: sedation/agitation/irritability and isomnia.
Most common: lethargy, calming, depression - anorexia/dec appetite
What are the receptors acting as direct targets of psychotropic drugs (4)Monoamines and corresponding receptors (adrenergic, dopaminergic, serotinergic), amino acids, neuropeptides & neurosteroids.
*What kind differences can be seen regarding receptors acting as direct targets of psychotropic drugs?Inter-individual differences in number and location of receptors
Interspecies differences in expression and location of receptors
*Which tranquilizers are used in behavior modification?
What are some problems that can arise?
Benzos alprazolam, diazepam, midazolam, oxazepam
Cats have a long resistance time because they do not glucuronidate.
In a dopaminergic synapse, what is missing?Enzyme B-dopamine hydroxyls is missing, so DOPA can't be turned into NOR
*What is the clinical use of neurolepticsUsed as dopamine receptor antagonists (sedatives & anxiolytics)
What are the non-specific actions of dopamine receptor antagonists (neuroleptics) (4)Block ACh-M, alpha adrenoceptors, histamine receptors, serotonin receptors
*What are the examples and uses of hormones as behavioral drugsProgestin & Estrogens = Used to suppress excitatory effects of glutamate, suppress male behavior.
Testosterone = inhibitors treat aggression in male dogs
Why does efficacy of behavioral drugs vary?Receptors cross talk and effects are often time dependent
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What are the 3 examples of receptor cross talk causing variation in drug efficacy?Adrenergic B-receptor stimulation INHIBITS release of serotonin
Adrenergic a1-receptor stimulation INCREASES the release dopamine and serotonin
Dopamine down-regulates serotonin auto-receptors
*Pheromones (2) & uses?Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) separation anxiety, destructive behavior, phobias.
Feline Facial Pheromone (FFP) treat urine spraying, avoidance of social contact, cat aggression, appetite loss
*IMPORTANT for prescriptions!NEVER combine MAO-I and TCA - SNRIs or SSRIs
most of these drugs have delayed excretion
Inhibition of CP450