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1

What is the cause at the cellular level of repercussion injury?

Lack of ATP and Glycogen, which leads to malfunction of the Na/K pump

2

What is the name of the drug that can prevent post op ileus in patients taking opioids? What is its MOA?

Alvimopan: this is a mu antagonist that does NOT cross the BBB

3

What is true of GH levels and trauma?

They are elevated following trauma. GH leads to protein synthesis, lipolysis, and hyperglycemia due to the stress response

4

What type of ABG does a loop diuretic cause?

Hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis