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adrenergic

[‚ad·rə′nər·jik]
(physiology)
Describing the chemical activity of epinephrine or epinephrine-like substances.
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5 In 1961, the first beta adrenergic agonist drug to be used in tocolysis was IP.
Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists to prevent perioperative cardiovascular complications: a meta-analysis.
Given the risk of long-term neurophysiologic and behavioural impairment, the use of beta 2 adrenergic agonists should be limited to proven indications when alternate drugs are ineffective or unavailable and the risks of the untreated disease to the mother and fetus are greater than the risk of the beta 2 adrenergic agonist," said Dr Frank R.
Salmeterol is a long-acting beta 2 adrenergic agonist (LABA); it works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the bronchus to improve the function of breathing.
These beta-2 adrenergic agonists exert a rapid bronchodilator effect and have a short duration.
The American Academy of Allergy and Immunology recommends that patients using beta-2 adrenergic agonists for relief of airflow obstruction in asthma should continue their use as recommended by their physician.
There are three classes of bronchodilators: anticholinergics, methylxanthines, and beta adrenergic agonists.
2] Effective dosage is Must be Adrenergic agonists not based on age or administered weight consistently to be effective (not amenable to holidays) Start at lowest Wean dose gradually dosage, titrate to (by 0.
beta] Adrenergic agonists are superior to ipratropium in status asthmaticus, but the combined use of each may result in greater improvement.
The mechanism by which [alpha]-2 adrenergic agonists prolong the motor and sensory block of local anaesthetics maybe an additive or synergistic effect secondary to the different mechanisms of action of local anaesthetics.