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,  calcium channel blocker,  [[alpha].sub.2]-adrenergic receptors agonists--clonidine,  dexmedetomidine
 Opioids-Fentanyl, Remifentanil; Vasodilators-Nitroglycerin, Nicardipine.
(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.
, an [alpha]2-agonist, appears to be an ideal sedative and analgesic agent in light of recent publications.
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.
is a selective alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist.
is the most recently released intravenous (i.v.) Anesthetic.
, 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.
is an [alpha]2-adrenoreceptor agonist; it has analgesic and sedative properties and is associated with limited respiratory depression [7-9].
is unique for its sedative and anxiolytic properties in the operating room or intensive care unit, due to its minimal respiratory effects .