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a vasodilator and positive inotropic agent used as the lactate salt for short-term management of congestive heart failure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug, C10H9N3O, that acts as a vasodilator and stimulates cardiac muscle. It is used in its lactate form to treat intractable congestive heart failure.
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