Pharmacology

Succinylcholine

Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs or "paralytics") are categorized as depolarizing (classically succinylcholine) and nondepolarizing. They're important drugs to know because we routinely...

Vasopressin

Vasopressin, otherwise known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is a peptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. Its physiologic...

Furosemide

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

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I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.

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