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which functional groups are there in dobutamine?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
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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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Great answer!
Sep 6, 2013
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
It's a beta: Agonist.
Answered on Sep 17, 2013

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