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Adrenergics Sympathomimetics/bronchodilators
Short acting agents- 4-6hrs -acute reversible airflow obstruction(asthma) -eg albuterol, levalbuterol etc
Long-acting agents (12hrs) -used for maintenance -control nocturnal symptoms -bronchodilation eg salmeterol, formoterol
Ultra-short(<3hrs) -racemic epinephrine -for status asthmaticus, post extubation, bronchitis.
Catecholamines hormone released by adrenal glands in stress situation. Mimic epinephrine
Effects of catecholamines -tarchycardia, hypertension, smooth muscle relaxation, glycogenesis, TREMORS and CNS stimulation
Created by: kulmax2004