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why should norepinephrine be given only by central line?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
To avoid necrosis: of the skin and subcutaneous tissues in the event of accidental extravasation, i.e. injection of medicine outside of the vein due to very potent vasoconstrictive effect of the drug that can lead to a prolonged spasm of the blood vessels.

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