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What are the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine?

What are the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine?

Receptors: These three medications are used to support the heart and cardiovascular system ie. blood pressure and heart rate. They are known as sympathomimetics and have a similar response to what you would think of as adrenaline. Each has variable effect on either heart rate, heart function (in terms of strength of 'squeeze') and on blood vessels which would translate to higher blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Levophed (Definition)

Levophed is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


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I was wondering what are the differences of levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine in terms of their action?

You Asked for It----: Dobutamine- direct b1 receptor stimulant or agonist in the sympathetic nervous system. Levophed- vasoconstrictor peripherally (alpha adrenergic effects) and beta adrenergic stimulant at the level of the heart and coronary vessels dopamine- dual b1 and Alpha adrenergic effects. Useful in hypovolemic shock because of conservancy of renal blood flow. Also, works centrally in other complex ways. ...Read more

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Can you explain the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine, and dobutamine?

Alters physiology: These are very simple answers to a complex question. Levophed (norepinephrine) increases blood pressure; Dopamine increases heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac function (contractility); Dobutamine increases cardiac contractility and heart rate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dopamine and dobutamine?

What is the difference between dopamine and dobutamine?

Natural/synthetic: Dopamine is a naturally occuring catecholamine with numerous physiologic functions including neural transmission and BP regulation. Dobutamine is a synthetic drug used for testing and cardiac stimuation. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between the effects of lidocaine , dopamine and atropine ?

Please help! what is the difference between the effects of lidocaine , dopamine and atropine ?

Incomparable: These are numerous, due to the fact that each of this drugs represents 3 different classes of medications: Lidocaine is a na ( sodium) channel blocker for local anesthesia and arrhythmia, Dopamine is an inotrope ( stimulates heart) and Atropine counteracts acetylcholine, a mediator in autonomous nervous system. They can be used concurrently for treatment of certain heart conditions. Ask your dr. ...Read more

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What is the difference between norepinephrine and dopamine?

What is the difference between norepinephrine and  dopamine?

Nor./dop.: Norepinephrine is the fight-flight neurotransmitter. Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between l-tyrosine and l-dopamine?

Doctors, what is the difference between l-tyrosine and l-dopamine?

Tyrosine is: tyrosine is the precursor in the biochemical pathway for dopamine synthesis in the body. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the effects of lidocaine , dopamine and atropine ?

Drug comparison: These three drugs are completely different drugs in different classes and with different side effects. They aren't even related to one another. ...Read more

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Is there difference between norepinephrine vs. Dopamine?

Is there difference between norepinephrine vs. Dopamine?

Catecholamines: These are both catecholamines, synthesized from the Amino Acid tyrosine. Norepinephrine (ne) acts mainly in an area of your brainstem called the locus coeruleus -- triggering the stress response. Ne is also involved in pain, cognition, mood, emotions, movement and blood pressure. Dopamine is involved in regulating mood, pleasure, delusions, psychosis and drug abuse -- and more. ...Read more

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What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

First realize: the doctors are slightly making this up. In tests of whether matching drugs to symptoms worked... didn't work. Serotonin run systems involve sleep/eating/anxiety dopamine run systems involve pleasure. The only solid data is that drugs of abuse definitely activate the dopamine. Cocaine/meth dealers/designer drug dealers have better luck. but then, have more money for Research ...Read more

Dr. Martin Johnson
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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more