A 46-year-old member asked:
Whats racemic epinephrine?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil answered
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Aerosol form of epi: Adrenaline is the chemical. Racemic epi is epi in an aerosol diluted form to deliver into the lungs to function as a bronchodilator and treats bronchial constriction, like in asthma or after removing an endo tracheal tube after surgery. It is a sympathetic (adrenaline) drug that leads to dilating the bronchial tubes.
Answered on Sep 3, 2012
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