metaraminol


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metaraminol

 [met″ah-ram´ĭ-nol]
a sympathomimetic agent acting mainly as an α-adrenergic agonist but also stimulating the β1-adrenergic receptors of the heart and having potent vasopressor activity; administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously as the bitartrate salt for prevention and treatment of acute hypotensive states.

metaraminol

A SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used as a heart stimulant in states of abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) or to relieve PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA caused by hypotension.
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The emergence of attacks due to stress, the onset of attacks with metaraminol infusion and the response to colchicine treatment suggest that a defect in the metabolism of catecholamines may be involved in the pathogenesis of FMF (29).
Comparison of metaraminol, phenylephrine and ephedrine in prophylaxis and treatment of hypotension in cesarean section under spinal anesthesia.
Additionally, the patient received a short infusion of propofol plus some metaraminol to maintain adequate blood pressure.
Intracavernosal metaraminol for treatment of intraoperative penile erection.
The surgeon applied the tamponade hemostasis and simultaneously we took the rapid fluid replacement prepared blood products monitored the artery blood gas and injected metaraminol intravenously according the invasive blood pressure.
Four patients in the EA group had hypotension within six hours after surgery, but responded well to a combination of low-dose metaraminol and fluid load.
The [alpha]-1 agonists phenylephrine, angiotensin, and metaraminol were relegated to second-tier status for preventing hypotension among obstetric patients after animal studies showed the agents had deleterious effects on uterine blood flow In their place, ephedrine became the vasopressor of choice for treating and preventing hypotension in obstetric settings.
Effects of equipotent ephedrine, metaraminol, mephentermine, and methoxamine on uterine blood flow in the pregnant ewe.
Finally, in a recent study by Neerja Bhardwai et al., phenylephrine, ephedrine, and metaraminol were used separately for maintaining maternal BP during spinal anesthesia for cesarean section.
Phenylephrine or metaraminol infusions may be required to augment the patient's blood pressure because of the lack of surgical stimulation.