levarterenol


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levarterenol

 [lev″ahr-tĕ-re´nol]
the levorotatory form of norepinephrine, a much more potent pressor agent than the natural dextrorotatory isomer.

nor·ep·i·neph·rine (NE),

(nōr'ep-i-nef'rin),
A catecholamine hormone the natural form of which is d, although the l form has some activity; the base is considered to be the postganglionic adrenergic mediator, acting on α and β receptors; it is stored in chromaffin granules in the adrenal medulla in much smaller amounts than epinephrine and secreted in response to hypotension and physical stress; in contrast to epinephrine it has little effect on bronchial smooth muscle, metabolic processes, and cardiac output, but has strong vasoconstrictive effects and is used pharmacologically as a vasopressor, primarily as the bitartrate salt.

levarterenol

/lev·ar·te·re·nol/ (lev″ar-tĕ-re´nol) the levorotatory isomer of norepinephrine, a much more potent pressor agent than the natural dextrorotatory isomer.

levarterenol

norepinephrine.