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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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Dr. Elazer Edelman
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Dobutamine (Definition)

Dobutamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...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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What is the difference between norepinephrine and epinephrine?

What is the difference between norepinephrine and epinephrine?

1 extra carbon atom: Epinephrine has 1 more carbon & 2 more hydrogen atoms then norepinephrine. This small difference makes the molecules look different, so they interact differently with receptors, and have different effects. One example: norEpinephrine narrows blood vessels, increasing blood pressure; Epinephrine can narrow some arteries while dilating others, and can raise or lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between persantine and dobutamine?

What is the difference between persantine and dobutamine?

Drugs for Heart Test: Chemical stress tests are used to diagnose heart artery blockage in people who cannot treadmill exercise. Persantine is injected IV and dilates normal blood vessels more than abnormal ones causing an ischemic defect on a nuclear image. Dobutamine is injected IV and increases the heart rate and contractility with muscle fed by a blocked artery not responding as well as normal muscle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between epinephrine and norepinephrine?

What is the difference between epinephrine and norepinephrine?

Both: Are made in the adrenal glands of the body and are released in response to a need for increased energy. The fight or flight phenomenon. The biggest difference is that nor-epi causes more vasoconstriction of blood vessels where epi causes more increase in heart rate and cardiac output through contractility. ...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 is the difference between methamphetamines and methylphenidates?

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What is the difference between methamphetamines and methylphenidates?

Stimulants: Methamphetamine (desoxyn) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants. It comes in 2 forms; dextro- form which is the psychostimulant, & the levo-form which is an over-the-counter nasal decongestant. Meth is highly addictive. Methylphenidate (ritalin) belong to the non-amphetamine group of stimulants. Due to ritalin's short elimination half-life, rebound symptoms are more common. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between agitation and akathisia?

Whats the difference between agitation and akathisia?

Defining: Agitation refers to an emotional state of excitement or restlessness. Akathesia is a state of physical/motor restlessness, an urge to move about constantly, an inability to sit still. It is caused by certain medications and can be confused with emotional agitation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the methamphetamines and methylphenidate?

What is the difference between the methamphetamines and methylphenidate?

Amphetamines: Methamphetamine belong to amphetamine-group of stimulants such as adderall. Methylphenidate group are non-amphetamine stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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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

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What are the differences between noradrenaline and adrenaline?

What are the differences between noradrenaline and adrenaline?

See below: noradrenaline is the main neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nerves in the cardiovascular system. •adrenaline is the main hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla. •the sympathetic noradrenergic system plays major roles in tonic and reflexive changes in cardiovascular tone. •adrenaline is a major determinant of responses to metabolic or global challenges to homeostasis. ...Read more

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Whats the difference of uses between lorazepam and depakine?

Whats the difference of uses between lorazepam and depakine?

Different classes: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine medication used mostly for anxiety. It is habit- forming. Depakene (valproic acid) is for seizures, migraines, neuropathy, bipolar disorder and is not habit-forming. ...Read more

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What's the difference between GABA and gabapentin?

What's the difference between GABA and gabapentin?

NT vs Medication: Gaba is a normal neurotransmitter (nt) in the brain and other parts of the nervous system in the body. Gabapentin is a medication that affects gaba in the brain and nervous system. ...Read more

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What is the difference between paraxtine and venlaflaxin?

What is the difference between paraxtine and venlaflaxin?

Antidepressants: They are pretty different on the neurotransmitters they affect (serotonin/norepinephrin), half life, molecular structure, side effects (like weight gain, paroxetine causes this more often; etc) and pharmacodynamics. They share some indications and uses (besides obviously as antidepressants) and both are relatively inexpensive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardioversion and pacing?

What is the difference between cardioversion and pacing?

Cardioversion and pa: Cardioversion is usually a single large shock delivered to the heart during an arrhythmia to stop it and let it restart with a normal rhythm. Pacing is small shocks applied to restore normal timing to the cardiac events, especially when the intrinsic rate/rhythm are too slow. ...Read more

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What's is the difference between oxycontin and morphine?

What's is the difference between oxycontin and morphine?

Small difference: These medications are related and only small differences exist between them. ...Read more

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What's the difference between promitium and progesterone?

What's the difference between promitium and progesterone?

Similar: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a brand of medicine. Progesterone is the actual chemical form. Many women take progestins and they come in different forms. And there are reasons why some forms may be better than others for a group of women or even a particular women. ...Read more

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Dopamine (Definition)

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Dobutrex (Definition)

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