Pharmacology

  • 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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  • Furosemide

    Furosemide (Lasix) is a loop diuretic that works on the Na/K/2Cl cotransporter in the thick ascending loop of Henle. It’s…

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