Epinephrine - definition from Biology-Online.org

[(Science: drug) a cardiac drug used for cardiac arrest from ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, asystole, or pulseless electrical activity; extreme hypotension; bradycardia and heart block. pharmacologic action: 1. Beneficial mainly due to alpha stimulation - increases systemic vascular resistance and improves coronary and cerebral blood flow. 2. value of beta stimulation is controversial - increases myocardial electrical activity and strength of contraction, but also increases myocardial oxygen requirements and automaticity. Dose: cardiac arrest: Recommended: 1 mg iv push every 3-5 min Intermediate: 2-5 mg iv push every 3-5 min Escalating: 1 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg iv push 3 min apart High: 0.1 mg/kg iv push every 3-5 min. continuous infusion for bradycardia and severe hypotension: 2 - 10 mcg/min. epinephrine can be delivered via the endotracheal tube. increase dose 2-2.5

Molecular Formula: C9H13NO3

InChI: InChI=1/C9H13NO3/c1-10-5-9(13)6-2-3-7(11)8(12)4-6/h2-4,9-13H,5H2,1H3/t9-/m0/s1

SMILES: CNC[[email protected]](O)c1ccc(O)c(O)c1

CAS number 51-43-4

    (-)-3,4-dihydroxy-alpha-((methylamino)methyl)-benzyl alcohol

    PubChem CID 5816
    Beilstein =2368277
    CAS 51-43-4 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 28918
    Kegg C00788
    PubChem ID 11111154
    PubChem ID 4046