A 38-year-old member asked:
which functional groups are there in dobutamine?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Fenster answered
30 years experience Cardiology
Beta and alpha: Dobutamine chemically has functional hydroxyl groups attached to benzene rings connected via an imine bridge. What is important functionally is its ability to stimulate beta receptors. Dobutamine stimulates beta 1 >>beat 2> Alpha 1. The causes the heart to work harder and increase cardiac output, at the expense of increasing the heart's oxygeb consumption. Dobutamine also causes vasodilation.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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