dexmedetomidine


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dexmedetomidine

 [deks″med-ĕ-to´mĭ-dēn]
a selective α2-adrenergic receptor agonist, used as the hydrochloride salt as a sedative for patients in intensive care units; administered intravenously.

dexmedetomidine

Anesthesiology A selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist, which ↓ the dose of isoflurane required for anesthesia during abdominal hysterectomy. See Isoflurane.
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Contract award notice: Central nervous system hvlp - dexmedetomidine - ii (czechia-prague: Medicinal products for the nervous system)
propofol, benzodiazepine, remifentanil and dexmedetomidine) are commonly used for sedation in mechanically ventilated patients in the ICUs (2).
These include Beta-blockers like Atenolol, Esmolol, [4] calcium channel blocker, [5] [[alpha].sub.2]-adrenergic receptors agonists--clonidine, [6] dexmedetomidine [7] Opioids-Fentanyl, Remifentanil; Vasodilators-Nitroglycerin, Nicardipine.
Dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective agonist of [[alpha].sub.2]-adrenergic receptors, has sedative, analgesic, and sympatholytic properties, and it has been used for analgesia, sedation, and anesthetic sparing.
Here, we report a rare case of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) in an infant under high-dose dexmedetomidine sedation without endotracheal intubation.
Dexmedetomidine is the most recently released intravenous (i.v.) Anesthetic.
(5) Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective [alpha]2 adrenergic receptor agonist is being safely used as an adjuvant for subarachnoid block in urological, orthopedic and lower abdominal surgical procedures.
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dexmedetomidine prevents excessive ?-aminobutyric acid type A receptor function after anesthesia, according to a study published online June 7 in Anesthesiology.
Dexmedetomidine is an [alpha]2-adrenoreceptor agonist; it has analgesic and sedative properties and is associated with limited respiratory depression [7-9].
Dexmedetomidine is unique for its sedative and anxiolytic properties in the operating room or intensive care unit, due to its minimal respiratory effects [1].