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Drug ANS pharmac help!! sos...

hi guyz.i have noticed that all or majority of my mistakes in pharmac questions are in ANS problems.i have reviewed the stupid topic a gazillion times and still i make mistakes.in applying the concepts.wat should i do?i really want to do it well because i know it is very high yield for step 1.all suggestions welcome.
p.s.i hate ANS so much...
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Have you listened to Dr Lionel Raymon's Kaplan lectures (2007-2008 ed.)? This man is a great lecturer and he will make you understand the subject very well.

ANS is not that difficult to understand. You just need to memorize the drug names, and on what receptors they act. You also need to know the interaction between different receptors. Like, beta-2 stimulation (VD) would antagonize alpha-1 stimulation (VC). I hope you're also aware that alpha-2 stimulation would decrease NE release and cause VD, unlike alpha-1 (direct VC).
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Read it in BRS Pharmacology, it's very simple and easy to understand there.
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I know my suggestion might just confuse you more but i used FA 2010 and it helped me a lot. And the lesser the sources the better so Kaplan + FA would be a safe choice.
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