Vasoactive Agents




INTRODUCTION



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Vasoactive medications and inotropic agents are utilized frequently in the pediatric intensive care unit for patients in various states of shock. Selecting the proper pharmacologic therapy requires knowledge of the mechanism of action of each medication, as well as the etiology of the patient’s physiologic derangement.




RECEPTOR CLASSES (SEE TABLE 30-1)



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TABLE 30-1

Receptor Classes




Jan 14, 2019 | Posted by in PEDIATRICS | Comments Off on Vasoactive Agents
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