Pharmacology

  • Remifentanil

    Remifentanil (Ultiva) is a potent (~200-300 times more than morphine), short acting, titratable narcotic infusion I use for moderate/deep sedation…

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  • Rocuronium

    Rocuronium is an aminosteroid nondepolarizing neuromuscular junction blocker (NMJB) I routinely use to facilitate tracheal intubation. The name rocuronium comes from…

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  • Milrinone

    Milrinone (Primacor) is a phosphodiesterase 3 (PDE3) enzyme inhibitor I routinely use as an inodilator. That is, a drug which enhances…

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  • Succinylcholine

    Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs or “paralytics”) are categorized as depolarizing (classically succinylcholine) and nondepolarizing. They’re important drugs to know because…

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  • Vasopressin

    Vasopressin, otherwise known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is a peptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior…

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