pharmacologic testing

pharmacologic testing

The administration of a pharmacological to either ↑ or↓ a physiologic response. See Catecholamines, Provocative testing.
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Pharmacologic testing with prostigmine (0.5 mg intravenously) did not result in symptom improvement.
* Consider pharmacologic testing for patients who are unable to exercise to an appropriate cardiac workload; it has the same predictive value as a nuclear exercise stress test.
In addition, the analysis shows that since the early 1990s, 90% of follow-on drugs had initial pharmacologic testing and 87% were in clinical studies somewhere in the world before the first-in-class drug approval.
** Patients with suspected coronary heart disease and for whom exercise or pharmacologic testing is contraindicated should be referred to a cardiologist for evaluation.

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