NCLEX Review: Cholinergic (PNS) and Anticholinergic (SNS) Drugs

The main focus of this NCLEX review video is what cholinergic and anticholinergic agents are and how they affect the parasympathetic nervous system. We will also delve into related concepts that you may encounter on the NCLEX exam: the divisions of the nervous system (including sympathetic and parasympathetic), direct-acting and indirect-acting cholinergic drugs (and examples of each), the acronym “SLUDGEM” for the adverse effects of cholinergic drugs, contraindications to using cholinergic and anticholinergic drugs, the effects and adverse effects of anticholinergic drugs, examples of anticholinergic drugs and what to do in the event of an anticholinergic overdose.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: November 15, 2019